Textile fragment with three medallions

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with three medallions

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    two pieces of linen, embroidered with blue thread, possibly cotton; joined with an open seam in flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    23.6 x 17.2 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 19 / 23 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm min. (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.

    EA1993.72

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  • Catalogue text

    There are three medallions, each slightly different in shape but all with the same check pattern.

    An open seam joins two pieces together.

    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, p. 33 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 33

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