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Ground: glazed linen cloth, stained and in cracked. Design: Kufic inscription (.03 high) with elongated stems is embroidered in split stitch with pinkish red silk. Inscription: " the caliph Abu Ja'far el....". See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Arabic),


Overall: 8.5 x 6 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk plain weave, embroidered


Textiles and Fashion Arts