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Topic: needlework

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Glass appliqué with Medusa

Glass appliqué with Medusa

Colorless with pale blue green tinge.Circular disk with flat back, edge partially beveled, and convex upper surface.Head of a Gorgon in relief, portrayed with wings on top of her head, hair parted to either sid... more

Glass appliqué with theatrical mask

Glass appliqué with theatrical mask

Translucent streaky light blue appliqué; vessel body colorless with green tinge.Roughly circular, attached to vessel wall; thick rounded edge; mask in high relief.Grotesque female mask with straight-haired peru... more

Glass appliqué with theatrical mask

Glass appliqué with theatrical mask

Translucent deep turquoise green, appearing black; vessel wall colorless.Thick oval appliqué attached to wall of vessel; on inside of wall, bulb.Grotesque female mask with straight-haired peruke, parted at midd... more

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Roundel

Roundel

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Panel

Panel

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

From Egypt

Square

Square

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Appliqué with Diomedes and Andromache

Appliqué with Diomedes and Andromache

Late Imperial or Late Antique

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Band

Band

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Appliqué
Fragment of a Band

Fragment of a Band

Attributed to Egypt

Appliqué
Band

Band

Attributed to Egypt

Band Fragment

Band Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt, Fayum

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Hat

Hat

This pink and green hat was made using the "sprang" technique, which creates a network of stitches that allows the hat to expand to fit over the head. The hat can then be drawn tight at the top. Panopolis was a... more

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Textile fragment

Textile fragment

Iran Sasanian

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Roundel with Mounted Warriors and a Lion

Roundel with Mounted Warriors and a Lion

This scene is reminiscent of depictions of emperors and serves as a rare example of silk embroidery on undyed linen. Only the beige and blue colors survive. Attributed to Egypt, Akhmim (former Panopolis)

Panel

Panel

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Embroidered Textile with Dragons and Lotuses
Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Textile with Boar's Head Roundels

Textile with Boar's Head Roundels

Boar heads set in pearl roundels were an important protective motif popular in Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. Paintings that show textiles with boar roundels and peacocks are found in the Buddhist caves o... more

Band

Band

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Textile with Confronted Birds

Textile with Confronted Birds

Although symmetry is a basic element of Chinese design, the motif of a pair of confronted animals or birds on either side of a plant was not known in China until the opening of the silk routes in the second cen... more

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment of a Shawl with Inscription

Fragment of a Shawl with Inscription

In the medieval period, Yemen had a flourishing textile industry and both Umayyad and Abbasid caliphs established factories there. The large and prosperous city of Sana'a, to which this textile is attributed, w... more

Piece

Piece

Nara period (710–794), Tempyō (729–749)

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt, Fustat

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt, Akhmin

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Yemen

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Tiraz

Tiraz

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Yemen

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Yemen

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Iraq

Fragment of an Embroidered Textile

Fragment of an Embroidered Textile

Early Islamic Yemeni ikat (resist-dyed) textiles are immediately recognizable by their muted colors and dense chevron and diamond patterns. This fragment is unusual in that it preserves its original twisted fri... more

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt, Cairo

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Yemen

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment of a Mantle

Fragment of a Mantle

Attributed to Yemen

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Tiraz Textile Fragment

Tiraz Textile Fragment

Tiraz is a term derived from Persian meaning embroidery. Tiraz textile bands present a line of Arabic inscription on the upper sleeves of a robe or on a turban. They were part of an official Islamic custom, the... more

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Yemen

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt, Akhmim (former Panopolis)

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Iraq

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt, Fustat

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt, Fustat

Fragment
SIlk Fragment

SIlk Fragment

This textile fragment of irregular shape consists of a linen foundation decorated with silk. A repeating design of very small red quatrefoil forms in horizontal rows appears against the plain beige background.... more

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt

Textile with Animals, Birds, and Flowers

Textile with Animals, Birds, and Flowers

This textile demonstrates the longevity of motifs in eastern Central Asia. The placement of animals—a spotted horse, a rabbit, and two deer (or antelope)—at its cardinal points is a compositional device that be... more

Fragment

Fragment

Attributed to Egypt, Fustat

Band Fragment

Band Fragment

Attributed to Egypt, Fustat

Embroidered Fragments with Three Saints

Embroidered Fragments with Three Saints

One saint wears a pallium over a chasuble, a style of dress that suggests a dating between the eleventh and the twelfth centuries. He is otherwise not vested as an ecclesiastic; the embroidery may therefore hav... more