Textile fragment with bands of interlaced crosses and diamond-shapes

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with bands of interlaced crosses and diamond-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 red and dark-blue silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    11.5 x 6 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 18 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.06 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.06 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1984.244

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  • Catalogue text

    Two parallel bands, one embroidered red, the other dark blue. The bands have the same design, which is an interlaced cross alternating with four small diamonds.

    The blue embroidery is very deteriorated.

    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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