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Fragment

Date:
9th–10th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt, Fayum
Medium:
Wool, linen; plain weave, tapestry weave
Dimensions:
H. 23 3/4 in. (60.3 cm) W. 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1931
Accession Number:
31.19.15
Not on view
This fragment (top) and 31.19.13 (bottom), 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.

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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