Textile fragment with linked medallions

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked medallions

  • Associated place

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

    2nd half of the 14th century - 1st half of the 15th century
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    16 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 12 x 7.5 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.744

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  • Catalogue text

    Medallions linked with small cartouches. The medallions are brown with white tendrils and a large red disc which in turn holds a four-cornered shape filled with tendrils and a red diamond. The brown cartouches also contain a red diamond and white tendrils.

    Selvedge. The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface. The size of the block used was 12 cm. x 7.5 cm.

    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. 737 on pp. 216-217 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 216 fig. 737 & vol. i pl. 29

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