Sampler fragment with two bands

Details

  • Title

    Sampler fragment with two bands

  • 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 brown and blue silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    16 x 6 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 31 / 21 threads/cm (thread count)
    narrow embroidery band 1 cm (width)
    wide embroidery band 1.8 cm (width)
    ground fabric 0.02 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.

    EA1984.478

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  • Catalogue text

    Two bands of different width, one with ?chevrons, the other with uncertain design. The background is filled with either brown or blue pattern darning running stitch embroidery.

    One band is 1 cm wide, the other is 1.8 cm. The embroidery is badly 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. iii, vol. i

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