Textile fragment with tiraz band

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tiraz band

  • Associated place

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

    early 10th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with red silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19.5 x 12.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 24 / 22 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.

    EA1988.32

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  • Catalogue text

    A tiraz fragment with a red inscription which reads: "Bismillah al-rahman al-rahim al-hamdu llilah rab al-'alamin barakat min allah li 'abd allah" (In the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful, praise to God, Lord of the Worlds, blessing from God on the servant of God).

    The original accession card dates the fragment to the early 10th century Egypt.

    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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