Textile fragment with lozenges, arabesque, and inscription

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with lozenges, arabesque, and 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, embroidered with red and blue silk

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19.5 x 5.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.71

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  • Catalogue text

    A 4 cm wide band is diagonally divided into lozenges, filled alternately with red arabesque and blue inscription. The inscription has become very fragmentary.

    The band is very similar to EA1984.70 and was probably part of the same original fabric. Laid threads are couched down over surface satin filling stitches. Outlines are worked in stem stitch.

    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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