Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2008_10311_9


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Linen tabby with silk tapestry
Geography: Egypt
Date: mid 11th century
Period: Fatimid dynasty
5.7 x 26.6 cm
Object number: 978.76.170
Credit Line: Abemayor Collection given in memory of Dr. Veronika Gervers, Associate Curator, Textile Department (1968-1979) by Albert and Federico Friedberg. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels.
Not on view
DescriptionKufic script with boat-shaped terminals. The letters of the inscription (illegible) are contracted to make space for the trellis pattern in the background. Below the inscription line are what appear to be extensions of the Arabic letters that descend, but they seem to have been whimsically transformed into Nilotic boats with prows extending to the right.
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