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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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Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

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


Egypt or Spain


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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts