Textile fragment with shield-shape of linked crosses

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with shield-shape of linked crosses

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, dyed red; fabric backing, possibly cotton or linen, dyed blue and white; both fabrics embroidered with white flax

  • Material index

    cotton;
    flax;
    linen
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    11.5 x 9 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 19 / 14 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.05 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.1 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.242

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  • Catalogue text

    A tab shape is defined by linked crosses.

    There are two layers of fabric held together by the embroidery; the backing is blue and white cotton.

    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, p. 203 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 203

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