Textile fragment with tiraz band

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tiraz band

  • Associated place

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

    c. AD 920 - 940
  • Material and technique

    cotton, embroidered with dark-blue silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    29 x 21 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 21 / 38 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1988.26

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  • Catalogue text

    Tiraz fragment with the inscription in blue silk embroidery.

    The textile is probably from Iraq, dated c. 920-940 AD.

    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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