Textile fragment with inscription and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with inscription and tendrils

  • 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 red silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13.5 x 3 cm max. (length x width)
    following the weave 11 x 9 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 22 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.

    EA1984.214

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  • Catalogue text

    A band containing the repeat of an inscription and a tendril curved in reverse S-shape. The embroidery defines the design.

    The embroidery is diagonal to the weave structure. As the measurements given above are for the maximum length and width, following the direction of the weave, they are misleading. The fragment's actual measurements are 13.5 cm x 3 cm.

    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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