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Linen and silk embroidery

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Ground: linen. Design: woman's figure with bird perched on wrist. The face has entirely disappeared; outlines drawn on linen indicate arm, hand and neck. Headdress, bird, and woman's skirt worked with green, red, yellow and dark blue silk in split and outline stitch, and couched gold thread (metal...

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Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Egyptian (Ayyubid) or Spanish, 12th–13th century

Findspot

Egypt or Spain

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (21.2 x 7 cm)

Accession Number

30.682

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles