Textile fragment with kufic inscription

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with kufic inscription

  • Associated place

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

    11th century (1001 - 1100)
  • Material and technique

    linen, decorated with black ink

  • Material index

    linen
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    23.5 x 8 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 24 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1988.15

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  • Catalogue text

    The fragment has two lines of drawn kufic inscriptions running in opposite directions, reading "al-'izz li-sah[hibihi]" (glory to its owner). The design is primarily on the surface and does not saturate the reverse.

    The original accession card dates the fragment to the 11th century.

    In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum

Glossary of terms

kufic

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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