Group of textile fragments with quatrefoils

Details

  • Title

    Group of textile fragments with quatrefoils

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    brown fabric, embroidered with gilded metal thread

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    lower fragment 5.5 x 2 cm max. (length x width)
    right fragment 4.5 x 2.5 cm max. (length x width)
    additional fibre, embroidery 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.

    EA1984.364

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  • Catalogue text

    A group of small fragments behind glass; the above measurements refer to the two largest pieces. The fibre of the ground fabric cannot be identified through the glass, but the gold thread embroidery is still clearly visible. It is arranged into a pattern of quatrefoils.

    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

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