Textile fragment with naskhi inscription and circles

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with naskhi inscription and circles

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Near East (place of creation)
  • Date

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with blue-grey metal and coloured silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    12 x 5.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 26 / 24 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.114.a

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  • Catalogue text

    One of two fragments (see EA1984.114.b) embroidered with a band containing a blue-grey (originally silver) naskhi inscription. The background has small, blue circles that create a stippled effect, as in EA1984.107. A rosette with blue, green, and yellow petals and red outlines is added to the inscription.

    The couching is single thread (blue) and metal thread.

    In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, vol. ii, vol. i

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