Textile fragment with linked medallions and cartouches

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with linked medallions and cartouches

  • Associated place

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

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17 x 10 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.746

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  • Catalogue text

    Narrow bands with a single row of dots form the outlines of medallions linked by cartouches. The medallions are superimposed on an identical design, but set at right angles, which gives the total pattern the appearance of interlace. The background is red, the details brown and white.

    The reverse shows less dye saturation than the surface.

    In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 739 on p. 217 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 217 fig. 739

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