Fragment of a Coat

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The repeated Arabic inscription in thuluth script is translated as "Glory to our master the Sultan al‑Malik al‑Mu'ayyad." This probably refers to the Rasulid sultan al-Mu'ayyad Da'ud ibn Yusuf (r. 1297–1321), indicating that this is one of the many objects manufactured in Egypt for the Yemeni sultans, either as diplomatic gifts or special commissions. Several other fragments of this textile survive, and their shapes suggest that they once formed a coat.

Fragment of a Coat, Silk; double weave

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