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Fragment with Kufic inscriptions

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Ground: loosely-woven natural linen gauze (in cloth weave). Stained at edges hole in center. Design: tapestry band of yellow silk Kufic characters (.048 high); very formal; tall letters decorated with scrolls in intaglio. Inscription complete at left. Inscription: "el Hakim billah..There is no...

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1934, purchased by the MFA for $295.70 (total price for 34.114-120). (Accession Date: April 5, 1934)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), 10th century


Height x width: 8 3/8 x 17 11/16 in. (21.3 x 45 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts