Textile fragment with lobed rosettes, rhomboids, and tendrils

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with lobed rosettes, rhomboids, and tendrils

  • Associated place

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

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

    linen, embroidered with red and blue silk

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    11 x 9 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 20 / 23 threads/cm (thread count)
    ground fabric 0.04 cm (thread diameter)
    additional fibre, embroidery 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.

    EA1993.262

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  • Catalogue text

    A wide design field with individual six-petalled blue rosettes with red centres, separated by linked rhomboids, each of which is filled with a tendril.

    Only the embroidery of the rosettes remains, although the rhombic shapes and small vines are clearly visible as outline drawings.

    The fragment has a radiocarbon date of 1027 AD +/- 36.

    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. 223 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 223

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