Bib for the Camel of the Mahmal

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Materials: red silk, relief-embroidered in silver and silver-gilt wire over cotton thread padding; silk tassels; silver sequins

Dimensions: 53 x 100cm (maximum, excluding tassels)

Accession Number: TXT 541

Other Notes: The Qur’anic inscription is from Surat al-Nahl, verse 7; ‘And they carry your loads to a land that you could not reach except with great trouble to yourselves. Truly, your Lord is full of Kindness, Most Merciful.’