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Fragment of a band

Fine, undyed linen tabby-woven ground with inwoven tapestry pattern; wefts of red, yellow, green and blue silk. Central band shows roundels enclosing pairs of affronted lions and birds. Flanking this, parts of kufic inscriptions. Holes; silks worn and missing in places; ragged.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), 11th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts