Textile fragment with band of Kufic inscription and vine with tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with band of Kufic inscription and vine with tendrils

  • Associated place

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

    possibly 11th - 12th century (1001 - 1200)
  • Material and technique

    possibly cotton, with drawing in black and red ink

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18.5 x 15 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 36 / 30 threads/cm (thread count)
    0.02 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1988.82

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  • Catalogue text

    Two parallel bands with drawn outlines in black and red, and stained brown. The wider band contains a kufic inscription, the smaller band a continuous vine with tendrils.

    Iraq, 11th/12th century?

    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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