Textile fragment with medallions and ornamental inscription

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with medallions and ornamental inscription

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, with some tracing visible, embroidered with red silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    22.5 x 6 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 28 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.55

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  • Catalogue text

    Small medallions are set into a band, each containing an ornamental inscription. The space between the medallions was filled with further ornamental designs, possibly plant tendrils, but they are too fragmentary to be visible.

    Much of the stitching has disintegrated, and there are remains of tracing lines. Threads are couched down over surface satin filling stitches.

    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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