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Belt fragment

Geometric motifs. Lozenge rows alternating with three sets of paired cartouches bearing the Greek inscriptions "Holy city Jerusalem... A.D. 1779." Yellow, blue, green and white silk warp yarns; green cotton and metallic weft yarns. Badly worn in spots. See 43.421.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Palestinian, 1779

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Medium or Technique

Silk, cotton and gold-colored metallic thread figure weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts