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Ground: entirely cut away. Design: tapestry band on linen warps. Simple Kufic inscription (.015 high) in natural linen on yellowish-red silk ground. Above and below is simple Kufic inscription (.007 high) in red silk on yellow silk ground. Worn: frayed at edges. Inscriptions (a) .015 high:...

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Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Egyptian (Fatimid), 11th–12th century

Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 17.5 cm (1 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.448

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles