Textile fragment with linked S-shapes and crosses

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked S-shapes and crosses

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with blue and red silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery band 7 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 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.

    EA1984.332

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band of linked, horizontal S-shapes, embroidered in blue against a red background. The S-shapes are filled with a line of small crosses. Along both sides runs a blue border.

    The band is at right angles to the selvedge. The width of the band is 7 cm, including the border.

    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. ii, vol. i

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