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TXT 541
TXT 541

Bib for the Camel of the Mahmal

TXT 541

Cairo, Egypt

19th century

TXT 541

Bib for the Camel of the Mahmal

TXT 541

Cairo, Egypt

19th century

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

53 x 100cm (maximum, excluding tassels)

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.’