Sampler fragment with linked diamond-shapes, stylized floral shapes, and stylized figures

Details

  • Title

    Sampler fragment with linked diamond-shapes, stylized floral shapes, and stylized figures

  • 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; with remains of stitching in flax, possibly once a hem

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    63 x 39 cm max. (warp x weft)
    11 / 9 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.09 cm max. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm min. (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.341

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  • Catalogue text

    Sampler with patterns of lines of linked diamonds, bands with outlines of linked diamonds, V-shaped slit neck (uncut) decorated with geometric bands and pendant, outline patterns of repeating stylized floral motifs and two stylized figures.

    There are two selvedges and remains of sewing thread, probably once to hold a hem.

    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, p. 302 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 392

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