Textile fragment with roundel, star, and chaliceOn display
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Textile fragment with roundel, star, and chalice
Datelate 13th century - early 14th century
Mamluk Period (1250 - 1517)
Material and technique
linen, with white linen appliqué
Dimensions18 x 12 cm max. (length x width)
along length/width 26 / 26 threads/cm (thread count)
ground fabric 0.02 cm (thread diameter)
additional fabric 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.
Museum locationLower ground floor | Gallery 5 | Textiles
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An white appliqué medallion with a roundel containing a six-pointed star. The star has a circle and chalice at the centre. The roundel is surrounded by a continuous vine with alternating crescent-shaped leaves and trefoil flowers.
The fragment may have been a tab. It is very similar in style to EA1984.134.
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. ii, vol. i