Textile fragment of a Tunic

Syrian or Egyptian
12th–13th century

Object Place: Iran (Persia)


Overall: 34 x 50cm (13 3/8 x 19 11/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragment of tunic found near Medinet el Fayoum, Egypt. Ground: light bluish green silk warp. Design: of birds, animals and griffons, and delicate conventionalized vines growing from vertical stems, woven with light green silk (weft). The edges are irregular and burnt in places. Two pieces put together. Part of 30.652, see notes filed.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection