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Ground: glazed linen cloth, stained and with holes. Design: a very small Kufic inscription (.01 high) is embroidered in split-stitch with red silk. Inscription: "In the name of God the Compassionate the Merciful. The benediction of God be upon Muhammad.." See note (Lining to 31.129?).

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian, 10th century


Overall: 14 x 19 cm (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts