Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_13931_18


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Glazed linen tabby with silk tapestry
Geography: Egypt
Date: 1020-1036
Period: al-Zahir (r. 1020-1036), Fatimid Dynasty
42.5 x 56.2 cm
Object number: 978.76.195.A
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

Tiraz fragment with floriated kufic. Although little remains of the inscription, the titles of the Fatimid Caliph al-Zahir provide a date. Delicate tendrils spring from the letters and sprout tiny trefoil leaves. Two narrower bands contain spotted striding quadrupeds (leopards).

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