Textile fragment with squares linked by ovals, probably from the neck of a garment

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with squares linked by ovals, probably from the neck of a garment

  • 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 dark-blue, light-blue, and brown silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    14 x 10 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 19 / 19 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 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.

    EA1984.544

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  • Catalogue text

    A grid of squares linked by small ovals, each square holding a diamond with trefoil finials. A single rosette is set between the squares. In addition there is a curving band with single leaves and vines.

    The curving band was probably part of a neck opening. Its border is embroidered in brown along one side, and light blue along the other.

    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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