Textile fragment with quatrefoils linked by small squares

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with quatrefoils linked by small squares

  • 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 pink and blue silk; with a rolled hem in yellow silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24 x 13 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery band 7.3 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.04 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

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.545

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  • Catalogue text

    A band has a continuous field of pink quatrefoils which are linked by diagonal lines and small squares. The band has a border of a single line of blue cross stitch.

    The width of the band is 7.3 cm. Along one side is a rolled hem whipped with yellow silk.

    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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