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Ground: coarse brownish natural linen, torn at top with small dark brown stains. Design: tapestry band. Bold formal Kufic inscription (.045 high) outlined with blue silk: ornamented with crude yellow silk palmettes and stems; on brownish red silk ground. At top and bottom is a plain yellow silk...

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Credit Line

Gift of N. M. Heeramaneck

Egyptian (Arabic), 10th century


Overall: 35.5 x 61 cm (14 x 24 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts