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Date: 14th century
Geography: Egypt
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Linen, silk; plain weave, brocaded
Dimensions: Textile: H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm) W. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Mount: H. 9 3/4 in. (24.8cm) W. 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm) D. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Classification: Textiles-Embroidered Credit Line: Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Accession Number: 90.5.429
This artwork is not on display

Provenance: Emil Brugsch-Bey, Cairo (until 1890; sold to Baker); George F. Baker, New York (1890; gifted to MMA)

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