Textile fragment with interlacing chevrons and Maltese crosses

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with interlacing chevrons and Maltese crosses

  • 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 blue flax and red silk

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax;
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18 x 9 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 12 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.06 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.

    EA1984.543

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  • Catalogue text

    Two adjoining bands, one with ornate interlocking chevrons, the other with Maltese crosses with trefoil ends, set into octagons with tendril borders.

    The band of chevrons has some red embroidery in addition to the blue.

    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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