Textile fragment with diamond-shaped medallion and pseudo-kufic inscription

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with diamond-shaped medallion and pseudo-kufic 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 silk

  • Material index

  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    9.5 x 7.2 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 20 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm (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.

    EA1993.89

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  • Catalogue text

    One diamond-shaped medallion with stepped outlines and containing kufic script which probably reads al-`izz ('glory'); underneath fi 'in'.

    In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum

Glossary of terms

kufic

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, p. 50 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 50

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