Jan 31, 2007

Fragment (of a Shroud?) with Inscription

Fragment (of a Shroud?) with Inscription

before 1982

Silk: lampas weave

Overall: 42 x 74 cm (16 9/16 x 29 1/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1982.280

Location

Description

This fragment, which possibly was part of a shroud, has wide horizontal bands of birds and fish alternating with narrow double bands of inscription. The text reads in both orthograde and retrograde: "Oh Lord! Even though my sins may be very great, I know that Thy forgiveness is greater." Bands are alternately blue and tan with design in white. A portion of selvage is preserved at right and a starting edge at bottom.

See also
Collection: 
T - Islamic
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Textile

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