Textile fragment with Maltese cross

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with Maltese cross

  • Associated place

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

  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with blue and yellow silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.5 x 5.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm max. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.04 cm min. (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.

    EA1984.84.b

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  • Catalogue text

    Remains of a band with part of a blue Maltese cross defined by yellow outline against a blue ground; a zigzag border.

    The slanted counted filling stitches are worked in diagonal rows. The fragment's design and technical details are identical to EA1984.84a. The two textiles were part of the same fabric.

    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. ii, vol. i

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