Textile fragment with stems and pairs of leaves

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stems and pairs of leaves

  • 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 coloured silk and possibly mercerized cotton; needle-woven openwork

  • Material index

    linen;
    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    30.5 x 17 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 15 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.02 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.

    EA1993.307

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  • Catalogue text

    Four vertical stems with pairs of leaves and bands of openwork between.

    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, p. 268 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 268

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