Textile fragment with interlacing roundels, birds, and pseudo-inscriptionOn display
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Textile fragment with interlacing roundels, birds, and pseudo-inscription
Material and technique
linen bands, tapestry woven with coloured silk; hessian backing; joined with stitching
Dimensions11.5 x 9 cm (length x width)
along length/width 22 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
ground fabric .02 cm (thread diameter)
No. of items
Presented by the Reverend Greville J. Chester, 1892.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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Two tapestry bands are woven into a plain fabric. The tapestry is woven in silk, coloured red, black, yellow, green and blue. One band has interlacing roundels with birds and palmettes, the other combines three design bands, including a blue interlacing, a pseudo-inscription, and a slightly smaller repetition of the interlaced roundels.
The fragment has been sewn onto a hessian backing. Purchased at Akhmim. Rev. G.J. Chester Collection.
In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, vol. iii, vol. i p. 9 n. 13, vol. i