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Fragment with Pseudo-Inscription

 
Accession numberBZ.1933.41
Attribution and Date
Egypt, ca. 10th c.
Measurements

H. 34.0 × W. 52.4 cm (13 3/8 × 20 5/8 in.)

Technique and Material

Tapestry weave in polychrome silk on plain-weave ground in undyed linen

Acquisition history

Tano Collection, Cairo; Robert Woods and Mildred Barnes Bliss, purchase (through Frances Morris), 1932; Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, DC, 1940.

R. Ettinghausen, “Arabic Inscriptions on Medieval Textiles from the Near East in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection” (unpublished manuscript, Washington, DC, 1939), no. 9.

F. Morris, “Catalogue of Textile Fabrics, The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection” (unpublished catalogue, Washington, DC, 1940), 2:109.

D. Thompson, “Catalogue of Textiles in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection” (unpublished catalogue, Washington, DC, 1976), no. 194.

Accession numberBZ.1933.41
Attribution and Date
Egypt, ca. 10th c.
Measurements

H. 34.0 × W. 52.4 cm (13 3/8 × 20 5/8 in.)

Technique and Material

Tapestry weave in polychrome silk on plain-weave ground in undyed linen

Acquisition history

Tano Collection, Cairo; Robert Woods and Mildred Barnes Bliss, purchase (through Frances Morris), 1932; Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, DC, 1940.