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Ground: glazed linen cloth, stained and in shreds. Design: a kufic inscription (.03 high) with elongated stems is embroidered in split stitch with pinkish red silk. Inscription: "(The Imam) el Radi billah, Commander of the Faithful". See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Arabic), A.D. 934–940


Overall: 10 x 12 cm (3 15/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts