textile

Details

  • Date

    probably mid - late 19th century
  • Object type

  • No. of items

    1

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.1190

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  • Catalogue text

    A field with large, symmetric, blue and brown flower-heads, and a square containing a diamond shape. This is surrounded by a blue band with a wide inscription, white with brown outlines. The blue band has a checkerbord border made up from small white and brown squares.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation for the red, but more for the blue. Of the inscription, only the word 'noble' can be read. The script might be 15th-century Indian Arabic.

    In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 1186 on p. 358 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 358 fig. 1186

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