Textile fragment with band of inscription

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with band of 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 threads removed, embroidered with pink, blue, and yellow silk; linen patch; joined with a flat seam in flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    41 x 14.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.06 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.04 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.

    EA1984.372

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  • Catalogue text

    Two rows of inscription arranged as mirror images to each other.

    Some threads have been pulled out of the ground weave to guide the height of the letters. There is a rectangular patch sewn into the fragment with a flat seam.

    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, vol. i

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