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Ground: coarse cream linen gauze (in cloth weave); very much worn. Design: silk tapestry band; guilloche of light blue and green framing small black and cream confronted birds on a bright yellow ground; above and below (addorsed) is inscription in simple Kufic (.013 high) dark blue on cream...

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Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), 11th–12th century


Overall: 14.5 x 17cm (5 11/16 x 6 11/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts