Textile fragment with lobed medallions, plants, and flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with lobed medallions, plants, and flowers

  • Date

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, embroidered with blue and orange-brown silk; with remains of stitching in flax and blue cotton

  • Dimensions

    20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 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

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.169

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  • Catalogue text

    Lobed medallions are arranged in staggered rows; each one contains a plant with flowers. There is a border of trefoils on one side.

    There are the remains of coarse blue cotton running stitches.

    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. 130 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 130

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