Textile fragment with bands of inscription and floral finials

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of inscription and floral finials

  • 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 coloured silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    31.5 x 31 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 19 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    large inscription bands 4.5 cm (width)
    narrow inscription band 2 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.370

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  • Catalogue text

    Two wide bands, one embroidered in orange, the other red, containing an inscription with floral finials. In addition there is a narrow band with linked medallions, each containing an inscription embroidered in dark brown against a background of yellow, red, green, or light brown.

    The large inscription bands are 4.5 cm wide, the narrow one is 2 cm.

    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. iii, vol. i

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