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Cushion cover

Cushion cover

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    909-1171 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk embroidery on plain woven linen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a wonderful survival in shape of an embroidered cushion cover.

Physical description

Silk embroidery, split stitch, on linen in lemon, blue, terracotta red and brown. Motifs include row of trees, peacocks, lion and king and queen figures. Arabic writing within a roundel. Some old repairs.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)


909-1171 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk embroidery on plain woven linen


Length: 60 cm, Width: 51 cm, Height: 35 cm

Object history note

This textile was one among many purchased from Reverend J Greville Chester.

Descriptive line

Silk embroidery on linen, 909-1171

Production Note

Fatimid period


Silk; Linen


Embroidery; Plain weave


Archaeology; Textiles; Africa


Middle East Section

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