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Made in Shata. Ground: linen cloth, stained and worn at side edges. At top is fringe (.03 wide); near top is narrow cream-colored silk stripe. Design: Kufic inscription (.012 high) in red silk tapestry; complete at left side. Inscription: "..good fortune to the Servant of God, el Fadl, the Iman,...

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Provenance

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

Dimensions

Height x width: 10 5/8 x 10 1/16 in. (27 x 25.5 cm)

Accession Number

34.118

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles