Roundel textile fragment with quatrefoil and linked crosses

Details

  • Title

    Roundel textile fragment with quatrefoil and linked crosses

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, dyed blue, and additional layer of cotton, embroidered with white cotton and red and yellow silk; with a seam in flax

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    12 x 11 cm max. (length x width)
    ground fabric 1, along length/width 14 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 2, along length/width 18 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 1 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 2 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 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.

    EA1993.238

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  • Catalogue text

    Quatrefoil outlined in white chain stitch and containing four interlace stitched crosses, with linked crosses also embroidered in interlacing surrounding the quatrefoil.

    The fragment has a roundel shape. Its surface is of blue cotton, the backing of undyed cotton. There is a seam on the back.

    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, p. 199 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 199

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