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Tiraz fragment

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Loosely-woven undyed linen cloth; stained at corners; many holes. Strip of unwoven warps (.05 wide) at top. At left is plain selvedge pulled very tightly. Design: tapestry band. Bold formal Kufic inscription (.04 high) in brown silk; on cream linen ground ornamented with two fine horizontal...

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1934, purchased by the MFA for $295.70 (total price for 34.114-120). (Accession Date: April 5, 1934)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), Fatamid, A.D. 996–1020


Overall: 46.5 x 68 cm (18 5/16 x 26 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with silk and linen slit tapestry weave insert


Textiles and Fashion Arts