Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_14244_8


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Linen tabby with silk tapestry decoration
Geography: Egypt
Date: 1100-1171
Period: Fatimid Dynasty
33.5 x 42 cm
Object number: 978.76.207
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
DescriptionThe inscription appears to be a repetition of two words. maybe “nasr...”  (Victory...). The inscription is in kufic, with multiple “tails” below the base-line. Highly conventionalized floral ornaments are added between the high staffs of the letters.
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