Apr 5, 2006

Fragment from Funeral Garment or Pall

Fragment from Funeral Garment or Pall

before 1958

Silk: lampas weave, brocaded

Overall: 28.3 x 18.5 cm (11 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Gift of Adolph Loewi 1958.131



A wide band of large-scale Kufic inscription repeating the first words from a diwan of poems attributed to the Caliph Ali is brocaded in blue on a tan ground. The inscription runs at right angles to the warp. Above is a narrow guilloche band. Both bands are defined by guard stripes.

See also
T - Islamic
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Credit line: 
Gift of Adolph Loewi

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