Textile fragment with squares and flowers

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with squares and flowers

  • Associated place

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

    10th - 12th century (AD 901 - 1200)
  • Material and technique

    linen, partly dyed yellow, embroidered with yellow flax

  • Material index

    linen;
    flax
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    23.5 x 7 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 11 / 13 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.02 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1988.71

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  • Catalogue text

    A white and yellow checker design is woven into the ground fabric, with flowers embroidered into the white squares.

    The original accession card gives the textile a 10th to 12th century date and Egyptian provenance.

    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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