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Tiraz fragment

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Undyed plain weave ground with inscription on a band of yellow almost entirely rotted away is placed a row of oval medallions, each containing a conventionalized white rabbit on a blue ground. Facing outward from each side of this border is a line of Kufic writing (.025 high) in blue, decorated...

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Provenance

Purchased in Cairo, Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith (b. 1863 - d. 1950) for the MFA for $500 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: January 21, 1932) NOTES: [1] MFA accession numbers 32.28 - 32.33 were acquired for this amount.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Egyptian, Fatimid, mid-11th century

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

22 x 13 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .13 x .22

Accession Number

32.30

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave slit tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles