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Textile fragment of a Tunic

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Fragment of tunic found near Medinet el Fayoum, Egypt. Ground: light bluish green silk warp. Design: of birds, animals and griffons, and delicate conventionalized vines growing from vertical stems, woven with light green silk (weft). The edges are irregular and burnt in places. Two pieces put...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Syrian or Egyptian, 12th–13th century

Object Place

Iran (Persia)


Overall: 34 x 50cm (13 3/8 x 19 11/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts