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Fragment of tapestry borders

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Ground: cream linen cloth, mostly perished. Design: red and yellow silk tapestry. Series of broad bands (.07 to .105 wide) with guilloche enclosing rabbit on red oval or pair of conventional ducks on cream linen oval. Bands are separated by lines of debased Naskh writing (.015 to .02 high)...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Saracenic, 11th century(?)


Overall: 43.5 x 54 cm (17 1/8 x 21 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts