Textile fragment with band of linked hearts

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with band of linked hearts

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with white silk

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    31.5 x 8.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 26 / 30 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery band 1.6 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.01 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.451

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  • Catalogue text

    A band of linked heart shapes, each containing a small trefoil. The direction of the hearts alternates.

    The width of the band is 1.6 cm.

    In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, vol. iii, vol. i

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