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Ground: glazed cotton cloth, stained and cracked. Design: a Kufic inscription (.027 high) with elongated stems is embroidered in split-stitch with dark blue silk. Inscription: "...the reward is to the God-fearing, and the benediction of God be upon Muhammad, the seal of the prophets...". See...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Mesopotamian, 10th century


Overall: 22.5 x 12 cm (8 7/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts