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Tiraz fragment

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Pale blue linen plain weave group with tapestry bands inserted containing small conventionalized confronted birds outlined in black on light yellow above and below is narrow band of corrupt Naskh (yellow on green). At top and bottom (addorsed) is wider inscription of formal Kufic (yellow...

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Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), Fatimid, 11th century


Height x width: 5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. (15 x 9.5 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with silk and linen slit tapestry inserts


Textiles and Fashion Arts