Textile fragment with circles and ovals

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with circles and ovals

  • 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 coloured silk; with a rolled hem in silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    36 x 8.5 cm (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 22 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm max. (thread diameter)
    ground fabric 0.03 cm min. (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.

    EA1984.425

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  • Catalogue text

    A narrow band with alternating circles and ovals. The circles are all turquoise, the ovals alternate between blue and brown, with remains of yellow outlines. All outlines are embroidered in split stitch; the blue and turquoise circles and ovals are done in diagonal filling stitch worked on the diagonal, the brown ovals in couching stitch.

    The two short sides of the textile have a finely rolled hem, whipped with silk.

    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. iii, vol. i

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