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Fragment of a garment

Ground: cream linen cloth, sewed to top of piece. Warps: cream linen. Design: red and yellow silk tapestry. Series of broad bands (.07 to .1 wide) with guilloche enclosing bird or pair of affronted ducks on red oval. Bands are separated by lines of debased Naskh writing (.02 high) in red on...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian, Late 12th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts