Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2008_10310_5


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Glazed cotton tabby painted in ink
Geography: Made in Iraq; used in Egypt
Date: 11th century
16.6 x 38.5 cm; Mounted dimensions: L=21.8 x W=45 cm
Object number: 975.403.3
Not on view

This painted inscription is in the style of the finely embroidered tiraz imported into Egypt from Iraq. While the letters appear identifiable, a complete reading of the inscription has yet to be done. Over the final letter (on the left) a small inscription appears, possibly the name of the calligrapher.

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