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Ground: glazed linen cloth, stained and cracked. Design: a Kufic inscription (.04 high) with elongated stems is embroidered in split stitch with dark blue silk. Above is a narrow line of Kufic or simulated Kufic. Inscription "In the name of God the Compassionate the Merciful. My support is...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Saracenic), 11th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 20.5 cm (3 3/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.761

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery: white linen

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles