Sampler with floral shapes, V-shapes, pendant, and chevrons

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  • Title

    Sampler with floral shapes, V-shapes, pendant, and chevrons

  • 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 flax, red, yellow and green silk; with two hems in flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.1 cm max. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm min. (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    Lower ground floor | Gallery 4 | Conservation
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.343

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  • Catalogue text

    Sampler with pairs of geometric floral motifs arranged on stems, geometric V-shaped slit neck borders and bands and an arrowhead-shaped pendant, broad chevron patterned bands and rows of triangles supporting geometric flowers.

    There are two selvedges, and both short ends are hemmed.

    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, p. 304 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 304

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