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Fragment of a garment; probably of an honorary robe. Ground: fine light brown linen gauze (in cloth weave); pieced in several places. Design: two silk tapestry bands. Wide band; yellow guilloche framing small animals (yellow and green outlined with brown). Above and below (addorsed) is an...

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Purchased in Cairo, Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith (b. 1863 - d. 1950) for the MFA for $500 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: January 21, 1932) NOTES: [1] MFA accession numbers 32.28 - 32.33 were acquired for this amount.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), About 10th century A.D.


Height x width: 10 11/16 x 15 3/4 in. (27.2 x 40 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts