Textile fragment with linked medallions

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked medallions

  • Associated place

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

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22 x 18.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 15 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 8.5 x 8.5 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.767

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  • Catalogue text

    Large brown tendrils with white outlines and a single line of dots inside, all linked to form red medallions, as in Cat. no. 759 [EA1990.766]. The medallions are filled with tendrils.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface. The size of the block used was 8.5 cm. x 8.5 cm. It is possible that this fragment and the previous one [EA1990.766] were part of the same fabric.

    In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 760 on p. 223 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 223, vol. ii p. 223 fig. 760

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