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Fragment of a garment; probably of an honorary robe. Ground: fine light brown linen gauze (in cloth weave). At left is plain selvedge. Design: tapestry band; guilloche (yellow silk on dark blue silk ground) framing affronted birds of gold (membrane wound on brownish silk). Above and below...

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Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

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

Dimensions

Height x width: 5 13/16 x 8 7/16 in. (14.8 x 21.5 cm)

Accession Number

31.446

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes