Textile fragment with bands of S-shapes and stylized shapes, possibly flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of S-shapes and stylized shapes, possibly flowers

  • 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 and red silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17 x 12 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.333

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  • Catalogue text

    Two parallel bands filled with diagonal lines and stylized pairs of ?flowers attached. The diagonal patterns are embroidered alternately in red and blue. Both bands have borders with remains of S-shapes.

    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. ii, vol. i

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