Textile fragment with birds and rosette with heart-shaped petals

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with birds and rosette with heart-shaped petals

  • Associated place

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

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

    cotton, block-printed, and applied with dark-grey; with stitching in white cotton and blue thread, possibly flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    11 x 11 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 16 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.446

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  • Catalogue text

    A rosette with six heart-shaped petals, as well as birds perched on a ?cross. The pattern is dark grey against a white background.

    The reverse is less saturated by dye 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. 439 on p. 129 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 129 fig. 439

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