Arts of the Islamic World
A colorful parade of interlocking bands, scrolling motifs, and running hares in brilliant red, golden yellow, white, black, and luminous blue creates the registers of this tapestry-woven fragment. In textiles such as this one from the late Fatimid or early Ayyubid period, there is an increased interest in ornament and the inscriptions serve mainly as decorative frameworks.
Silk and linen, tapestry-woven
Fatimid or Ayyubid
Fatimid or Ayyubid
18 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (47 x 39.4 cm)
Frame: 1 1/2 x 21 5/8 x 19 3/16 in. (3.8 x 55 x 48.8 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Textile Fragment, 12th century. Silk and linen, tapestry-woven, 18 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (47 x 39.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 39.90. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 39.90_PS1.jpg)
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