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Ground: linen cloth (pieced) to which is sewed silk tapestry border in green, red, black and cream. Design: pairs of confronted birds alternating with medallions. Above is fine line of simple Kufic (.007 high) in black on cream ground. Very finely woven; black partly rotted away. ...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Fatimid), early 11th century


Height x width: 2 9/16 x 9 1/8 in. (6.5 x 23.2 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts