7 in. high 10.50 in. wide (17.78 cm high 26.67 cm wide)
Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Not on view
Inscription: Definition: Arabic Translation: "In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful!...Abu el Abbas. El Mu'tadid billah, Commander of the Faithful. May God fulfill for him that which he commands. In the year 282 (A.D. 895 )."
Marking: See link panel.
Emil Brugsch-Bey, Cairo (until 1890; sold to Baker); George F. Baker, New York (1890; gifted to MMA)
Date: 660–880 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)Medium: Plain weave in red wool (dyed with madder); applied borders with pattern weft in blue and red wool and undyed linen
Accession: 90.5.174On view in:Gallery 302