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).
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