Roundel textile fragment with crosses and linked crosses

Details

  • Title

    Roundel textile fragment with crosses and linked crosses

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    remains of silk, dyed blue, and embroidered with yellow and purple silk; linen backing

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13 x 12.5 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric (silk), along length/width 40 / 40 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric (linen), along length/width 20 / 23 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 1 0.01 cm (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 2 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.07 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.244

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  • Catalogue text

    A yellow roundel with a border of linked crosses, filled with yellow and purple crosses. All crosses are embroidered in interlacing stitch, but the circular border also has a line of stem stitch on the inside.

    The roundel's ground fabric originally was blue silk, virtually all of which has desintegrated. There is a linen backing.

    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, p. 205 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 205

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