Textile fragment with repeated inscription

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with repeated inscription

  • 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 light-blue thread, possibly silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7 x 28 cm max. (warp x weft)
    26 / 26 threads/cm (thread count)
    embroidery band 1.4 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm (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.

    EA1984.551

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  • Catalogue text

    A narrow band contains an inscription, repeated throughout. Above the border are two pairs of birds flanking a central pole.

    The border band is at right angles to the selvedge and has a width of 1.4 cm; the pairs of birds are placed at a wide interval of 16 cm. There are the remains of a rolled hem at one narrow end.

    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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