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Date14th century - 1st half of the 17th century
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A continuous design of paired leaves and quatrefoils, as in Cat. no. 794 [EA1990.801]. Again one of each paired leaves is filled with dots. The arrangement of quatrefoils is most clearly seen in this example; there are four different types.
The size of the entire block used is best seen in this example; it was 13 cm. x 9 cm. The reverse is heavily saturated with dye. Radiocarbon dating has given a result of 1460CE+/-70.
In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)
Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 797 on p. 234 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 92, 233-236, & 236, vol. ii p. 234 fig. 797 & vol. i pl. 12
Audinet, Karthika, ‘Fustat Fragments: Indian Textiles in the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Collection’, Textiles Asia Journal, 10, Issue 3, (January 2019), fig. 5 on p. 23