Textile fragment with script

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with script

  • Associated place

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

    possibly 15th century (1401 - 1500)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with resist or mordant, and dyed red

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    25.5 x 14 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 13 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.376

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band of script; a narrow band with a cable pattern. The design is white against a red background.

    It is impossible to distinguish surface and reverse on technical grounds, as the precision of outline and the depth of dye saturation is identical. However, the direction of the script identifies the surface. 15th century?

    In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 374 on p. 111 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 111 fig. 374

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