Textile fragment with rosette and trefoil finials

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with rosette and trefoil finials

  • 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 blue, yellow, and brown silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17 x 16.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 17 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 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.

    EA1984.97

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  • Catalogue text

    A sixteen-petalled rosette is outlined in dark blue, with a central circle containing a diamond. At the end of each petal is a trefoil finial. The petals were originally filled with yellow embroidery, which has largely deteriorated.

    The slanted counted filling stitches are worked in diagonal rows. Brown lines dividing the blue and yellow areas are very deteriorated, but were probably worked in split stitch.

    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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