Sampler fragment with nine parallel bands

Details

  • Title

    Sampler fragment with nine parallel bands

  • 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, red, and brown silk, and light-blue flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    14 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.06 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm min. (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.

    EA1984.486

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  • Catalogue text

    A sampler fragment filled completely with nine parallel bands containing large and small diamonds, S-shapes, and crosses.

    The embroidery colour changes within the bands, from light to dark blue, or from blue to red and brown.

    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. iii, vol. i

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