Textile fragment with remains of inscription

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with remains of inscription

  • 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 blue silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19 x 11 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 22 / 24 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 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.

    EA1984.72

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  • Catalogue text

    Remains of a large, red inscription, see EA1984.64; there also is a border band which is identical to EA1984.70 and EA1984.71, with alternating red and blue lozenges.

    The inscription and band design are embroidered in couching stitch; laid threads are couched down over surface satin filling stitches. Outlines are worked in stem stitch.

    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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