Textile fragment with bands of S-shapes, cartouches, stars, and interlace

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of S-shapes, cartouches, stars, and interlace

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Egypt (probable) (probable place of creation)
    Syria (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    linen, block-printed, and applied with dark-grey

  • Material index

    linen
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    31 x 20 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.444

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  • Catalogue text

    Narrow bands with geometric designs, of s-shapes, cartouches, stars, and interlace; in two of the bands the background is filled with dots. The background of the bands is dark grey, and the design is set against it in white.

    The reverse is less saturated with dye than the surface.

    In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 437 on p. 129 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 129 fig. 437

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