Textile fragment with spiral, inverted hooks, triangles, and S-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with spiral, inverted hooks, triangles, and S-shapes

  • 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 cotton

  • Material index

    linen;
    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    14.5 x 11.5 cm (warp x weft)
    18 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 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.

    EA1984.151

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  • Catalogue text

    A band containing a spiral, inverted hook motif, two triangles, and two s-shapes. The background is defined by the embroidery.

    The band is parallel to the selvedge. It does not extend to the full length of the cloth and may be an embroidery sample.

    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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