Textile fragment with linked crosses and Maltese crosses

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked crosses and Maltese crosses

  • Associated place

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

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

    cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    31 x 23 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    block 14.5 x 8.5 cm estimated (length x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.41

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  • Catalogue text

    Linked crosses and Maltese crosses, as in Cat. no. 30 [EA1990.38]. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    A break in the link of crosses identifies the block size as 14.5 cm. x 8.5 cm.

    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. 33 on pp. 9-10 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 9 fig. 33

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