Textile fragment with plants, half-medallions, and bands of rosettes

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band with plants emerging from stylized mounds that take the form of half-medallions: a single plant with a thin stem and a flower with long petals, seen in profile, and two plants emerging from one base; similar to Cat. no. 594 [EA1990.601], but the two connected plants are symmetrical here. Thepattern is white on a red ground. Two narrow bands with a row of small rosettes, white on a brown ground, and flanked by a line of brown dots on each side; one of these bands is at right angles to the wide band.

    The block used measured 12 cm. x 7 cm. The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface.

    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. 596 on p. 176 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 176, vol. ii p. 176 fig. 596

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