Textile fragment with medallions

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with medallions

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Gujarat (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    23 x 18 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 13 / 12 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.765

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  • Catalogue text

    Large red medallions complement each other in shape. They are separated by narrow white bands with a single dotted line, interrupted by small cartouches and lobed medallions. Inside the large medallions are brown quatrefoils with white outlines that have small leaves emerging. The quatrefoils are filled with white tendrils.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface.

    In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 758 on pp. 222-223 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 222 fig. 758

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