Part of a tunic front with geometric pattern and birds

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  • Catalogue text

    A medallion with an eight-pointed star is attached to a V-shaped band with a geometric pattern of hooks and S-shapes; on each side is a medallion with diagonal stripes and a pair of birds at its base. Crescent shapes (?flowers) surround the neck.

    The fragment is the neck opening of a tunic, and it includes a small raised collar. It has a radiocarbon date of 1460 AD +/- 34.

    In: Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum

Further reading

Ellis, Marianne, Embroideries and Samplers from Islamic Egypt (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, in association with Greenville: Curious Works Press, 2001), no. 63 on p. 90, illus. pp. 90-91

Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, p. 294 (vol. iv), vol. iv p. 294

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