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Fragment of a garment

Ground: cream linen cloth; very fragmentary. At top, two narrow silk stripes of blue and yellow, separated by two strips of unwoven warps, probably indicating end of loom-length. Design: silk tapestry; 2 inscriptions, mounted together. Inscription: "l...Muhammad, the seal of the prophets....

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian, probably A.D. 946–969

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Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts