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arabesque

a complex, ornate design of intertwined floral, foliate, and geometric figures

medallion

a painting or an engraving set in an oval or circular frame

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Linen Fragment with Silk Embroidery
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The linen fragment with silk embroidery is decorated with a wide band of fine arabesque with five panels. Some panels contain large Naskh inscriptions bearing the words "happiness and eternal bounty" flanked by two bands with braided floral ornaments.

The other panels contain medallions with braided decoration surrounded by smaller Naskh inscriptions that invoke a blessing with the words "eternal glory and acceptance" on a background with plant decorations.

Dimensions:  Length 40 cm  Width 20 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Islamic

Technique:

Embroidery

Style:

Fatimid

Materials:

Flax
  Silk
Type Type

Type:

Flax
Map Map

Location: 

Museum of Islamic Art

Created: 

Cairo
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

12th Century AD

Acquired: 

20th Century AD
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White Silk Textile Fragment
White Silk Textile Fragment

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