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Ground: bluish-green linen cloth, mostly cut away at top and bottom. Pieced vertically across center. Plain selvedge at right and left. Design: tapestry band. Irregular oval (.07 high) on red silk ground containing debased animal figure. On each side (connected by narrow cream linen...

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Provenance

Lent by D. W. Ross, Sept. 30, 1913

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Islamic), Fatimid (?), 10th–11th century

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 3/8 x 6 5/16 in. (31.5 x 16 cm)

Accession Number

15.1303

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles