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Irregularly rectangular fragment of embroidery

Irregularly rectangular fragment undyed linen or cotton tabby-woven ground, embroidered with red, yellow, green and blue silks in satin and laid stitches. Upper portion shows antlered quadrupeds prancing toward left, flowers and flying birds. Lower third a band showing peacocks in poly-lobed...

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John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Egyptian (Arabic), 11th century

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Linen or Cotton; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts