Textile fragment with tiraz band in kufic script

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with tiraz band in kufic script

  • Associated place

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

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

    cotton, decorated with black ink, and traces of gold leaf and red pigment

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 x 10.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 27 threads/cm (thread count)
    0.03 cm (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.

    EA1988.19.a

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  • Catalogue text

    A kufic inscription with floral finials, with fine black outlines and remains of gold and red to fill in the lettering. This and fragment EA1988.19.b together read: "bismillah al-rahman al-rahim".

    The original accession card identifies this as probably from Iraq, dating 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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