Textile fragment with large stylized form, possibly a double-headed eagle

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  • Title

    Textile fragment with large stylized form, possibly a double-headed eagle

  • Associated place

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

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    two pieces of cotton, block-printed with resist, and mordant-dyed red; joined with an open seam in white flax, and with additional stitching in blue flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    25 x 15.5 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 2 (eagle-shape) 22 x 8 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 14 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2 (eagle-shape), along length/width 12 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.346

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  • Catalogue text

    A band of narrow chevrons and a wavey line of dots; in addition a large stylized form, possibly a double-headed eagle (see Pfister 1938: 78). The design is defined by the resist, the background and some of the filling is red.

    The fragment is made up from two pieces sewn together with an open seam. The part with the ?eagle has a selvedge; its measurement is 22 cm. x 8 cm. The reverse is saturated with dye.

    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. 339 on p. 101 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 101 fig. 339

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