Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_13931_24


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Linen tabby with silk tapestry
Geography: Egypt
Date: mid 11th Century
Period: Fatimid dynasty
27 x 47.6 cm; Mounted Dimensions:L=35.5 W=58.8
Object number: 970.117.2
Not on view

The background of the kufic inscription flanking the decorative band shows the formation of arabesque designs in the spaces between the tall vertical letters. The interlocking medallions of the inner band contain hares and the outer bands contain spotted winged quadrupeds.

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