Textile fragment with medallions and arches

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with medallions and arches

  • Associated place

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

    18th century (1701 - 1800)
  • Material and technique

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

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    12 / 10 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.

    EA1990.890

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  • Catalogue text

    A field of red and white medallions with brown outlines against a white ground; on two sides are border bands with white and red dots, as well as red arches on a white ground.

    Selvedge. The reverse shows very little dye saturation. The fabric is coarsely woven, the design crudely applied. The comment on the original card was 'second half 15th-16th century'; more likely is an 18th-century date.

    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. 884 on p. 260 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 260, vol. ii p. 260 fig. 884

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