Textile fragment with band of inscription

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with band of inscription

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, with remains of tracing, embroidered with yellow, blue, and dark-brown silk

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    26 x 5.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 15 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.07 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.371

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  • Catalogue text

    An inscription band in which the script changes from yellow to blue and dark brown. The upper strokes are very tall.

    There are remains of the letters where the embroidery has disintegrated, showing that the script was drawn on first and then filled with embroidery.

    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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