Textile fragment with three octagons

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with three octagons

  • 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 coloured silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    11.5 x 9.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 26 / 17 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm max. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.02 cm min. (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.520

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  • Catalogue text

    Three octagons with eight spokes, embroidered in turquoise slanted counted filling stitch worked in diagonal rows, with dark blue outlines embroidered in double running stitch. Small yellow satin stitch triangles with fragmentary remains of brown embroidery are set between the octagons, and there is a border of turquoise and yellow lozenges. All outlines are worked in dark blue double running stitch.

    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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