Textile fragment with stylized plants, half-medallions, rosettes, and crenellations

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with stylized plants, half-medallions, rosettes, and crenellations

  • Associated place

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

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

    cotton, block-printed with mordant, and dyed red and brown

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    20 x 15 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 14 / 15 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.608

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide band with stylized plant forms emerging from half-medallions; a single flower, seen in profile and with long, thin petals alternates with an asymmetrical group of two plants. The design is similar to Cat. no. 594 [EA1990.601]; it is white against a red ground. A narrow band with eight-petalled rosettes and lines of dots is adjacent to it, and the beginning of a band of crenellations is visible. The band of rosettes is white against a brown ground.

    The reverse is slightly less saturated with 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. 601 on p. 177 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 177 fig. 601

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