Textile fragment with S-shapes and rosettes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with S-shapes and rosettes

  • 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 thread, possibly flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13 x 5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery band 2 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.06 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.245

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  • Catalogue text

    A band with alternating s-shapes and six-petalled rosettes. The band has a narrow saw-tooth border.

    The width of the band is 2 cm. The embroidery provides the background.

    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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