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Embroidery fragment of a garment

Ground: coarse glazed linen; plain selvedge on both sides. Stained and worn at edges. Design: simple Kufic inscription (.01 high), embroidered crudely in outline stitch with dark blue silk. Inscription: "A.L.M." (standing for "God the Gracious the Glorious") or "god"; repeated. See...

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Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly

Egyptian (Arabic), 11th–12th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts