Fragment of a Mantle, Cotton; plain weave, resist-dyed (ikat), embroidered

Fragment of a Mantle

Object Name:
Fragment of a mantle
Date:
10th century
Geography:
Attributed to Yemen
Medium:
Cotton; plain weave, resist-dyed (ikat), embroidered
Dimensions:
H. 14 3/4 in.. (37.5 cm)
W. 28 3/4 in. (73 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1929
Accession Number:
29.179.20
Not on view
Inscription: Definition: Arabic
Style: Kufic
Translation: Upper line undeciphered. Lower line: "he begets not and is not begotten, and he is the Unique one, and none is equal to him" (part of chap. 112 of the Koran, the words not in the right order.)

Marking: See link panel.
George D. Pratt, New York (until 1929; gifted to MMA)