Textile fragment with linked circles and paired birds

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked circles and paired birds

  • 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 yellow, turquoise, and grey silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    25.5 x 20 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery band 3 cm (width)
    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.

    EA1984.586

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  • Catalogue text

    A central band with linked circles, of which every second one holds an heraldic eagle. On either side of the band are the remains of paired birds sitting facing each other at the top of a plant. The plants have a trefoil tip.

    The band is 3 cm wide. The embroidery of the trees is very deteriorated.

    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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