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Ground: cream linen cloth with alternate groups of brown silk warp and weft which have rotted away. Design: inscription in formal Naskh (.03 high); blue silk ground worked in chain stitch; and letters of couched gold (membrane wound on yellow silk; gold almost entirely gone) outlined with stem...

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Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Egyptian (Ayyubid), A.D. 1169–1250


Height x width: 9 1/16 x 2 15/16 in. (23 x 7.5 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts