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)
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1931
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)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Textiles of Late Antiquity," December 14, 1995–April 7, 1996, no. 61.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition," March 14, 2012–July 8, 2012.
Stauffer, Annmarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 61, listed p.48, ill. p. 42 (color).
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.
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