textile

Details

  • Date

    2nd half of the 11th century - 1st half of the 13th century
  • Object type

  • No. of items

    1

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.323

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  • Catalogue text

    A continuous design field with circles containing dots or flowers, and with spiraling rosettes and tendrils attached. A band with a herring bone border has an inscription. The resist defines the design.

    The reverse shows more dye saturation than the surface. The fabric is very similar in design to fragments found at Quseir al-Qadim. (See Vogelsang-Eastwood 1990: Cat. nos. 45, 59, & 60.) The inscription imitates Kufic script, but has no meaning. 12th or 13th century?

    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. 314 on p. 93 (vol. ii), vol. ii p. 93 fig. 314

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