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Ground: glazed linen cloth, stained and torn at left side. Design: Kufic inscription (.013 high) worked with red silk in split stitch. Inscription: "In the name of God the Compassionate the Merciful. Blessing from God to the Servant of God, Ibrahim, the Imam (el-Muttaqi billah), Commander of...

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Purchased in Cairo, Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith (b. 1863 - d. 1950) for the MFA for $500 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: January 21, 1932) NOTES: [1] MFA accession numbers 32.28 - 32.33 were acquired for this amount.

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Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Egyptian (Arabic),


Height x width: 5 11/16 x 10 5/8 in. (14.5 x 27 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts