Textile fragment with prancing lions or leopards

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with prancing lions or leopards

  • 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

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20 x 16 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 16 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.1 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.574

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  • Catalogue text

    A central band with prancing lions or leopards separated by a stylised upright ?plant; the animals are light brown with dark brown outlines against a blue ground, the ?plants are yellow or green. Along either side of the band is a row of stylized plants, pink along one side, and yellow on the other, the latter with a single red palmette, as well.

    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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