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    Sale 5331

    Indian and Islamic Works of Art and Textiles

    11 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 555

    AN BLACK GAUZE TIRAZ FRAGMENT, PROBABLY 10TH CENTURY, FAYYUM (?)

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    AN BLACK GAUZE TIRAZ FRAGMENT, PROBABLY 10TH CENTURY, FAYYUM (?)
    woven with a white fish with a baby fish, the larger with woven inscription, with one blue lateral guard stripe present--23in. x 7in. (58cm. x 18cm.); a small Pre-Columbian tapestry fragment; and a Baluchi sari fragment (3)


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    The inscription reads : Ana al-qamar (I am the moon).

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