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Textile fragment from a tunic

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Fragment of tunic found in a cemetery near Medinet el Fayoum, Egypt. Ground: brown silk warp (originally bluish green). Design: of birds, animals and griffons, and delicate conventionalized vines growing from vertical stems, woven with lighter weft. Fragmentary, brown and brittle, but part of...

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Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Syrian or Egyptian, 12th–13th century

Dimensions

20 x 23 cm (7 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 23. x .20

Accession Number

30.652

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes