Textile fragment with hearts and bird

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with hearts and bird

  • Associated place

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

    possibly 11th - 12th century (1001 - 1200)
  • Material and technique

    cotton, painted and drawn in black ink

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24.5 x 19.2 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 19 / 25 threads/cm (thread count)
    0.05 cm (thread diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1988.83

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  • Catalogue text

    Two bands are painted in black outline and stained yellow. Between the bands is a drawing of a small bird and two heart-shapes, also in black outlines and partly stained yellow.

    Iraq, 11th/12th century?

    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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