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Shawl with Coptic Inscriptions

Object Name:
Fragment
Date:
9th–10th century
Geography:
Egypt, Fayum
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Wool, linen; plain weave, tapestry weave
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 22 3/4 in. (57.8 cm) W. 12 1/2 in. (31.7 cm) Mount: H. 46 1/8 in. (117.2 cm) W. 32 in. (81.3 cm) D. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1931
Accession Number:
31.19.13
Not on view
This fragment (bottom) and 31.19.15 (top), two ends of a shawl, are both decorated with two inscription bands—one a line of purely ornamental (illegible) kufic, and the other a Coptic inscription interspersed with rosecolored cross-hatches.
George D. Pratt, New York (until 1931; gifted to MMA)
Evans, Helen C., and Brandie Ratliff, ed. Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 125B, pp. 184-5, ill.

Stauffer, Annmarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 61, listed p.48, ill. p. 42 (color).



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