textile

Details

  • Date

    11th century - 1st half of the 12th century
  • Object type

  • No. of items

    1

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.273

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  • Catalogue text

    Two parallel bands, the wider one embroidered with a row of brown birds, each with a leaf in its beak. This band has a border of yellow and brown back stitch. The second band has a continuous row of linked vine and leaves, mostly embroidered in red, but changing to yellow for part of it.

    The wider band has a width of 2.3 cm, the narrow one 1 cm.

    The textile has been radiocarbon dated to 957 AD +/- 37, with a calibrated result of 980 to 1160. It fits stylistically into the late 10th or 11th century.

    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. ii, vol. i

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