Textile fragment with an elaborate cross, diamond-shape, and quatrefoil

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with an elaborate cross, diamond-shape, and quatrefoil

  • 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 light-blue and dark-blue silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    12 x 4.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 21 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.04 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

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.136

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  • Catalogue text

    A quatrefoil contains an elaborate cross with a central diamond. The outlines are worked in dark-blue double stitch, the quatrefoil is filled with slanted counted stitch.

    There are remains of a border with small diagonal lines.

    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. 97 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 97

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