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Tapestry

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Ground: grayish-blue linen cloth, mostly cut away. Design: 2 tapestry bands (.015 apart). At bottom is formal Kufic inscription (.04 high) of neutral linen; letters filled with red silk; decorated with yellow silk stems; on brown silk ground. At top is guilloche enclosing geometric figures woven...

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Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), 11th–12th century

Dimensions

Height x width: 4 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (11.5 x 24.5 cm)

Accession Number

30.695

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles