Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_13943_17

ROM2014_13943_17

Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Glazed linen tabby embroidered in silk
Geography: Egypt
Date: 916-917
Period: al-Muqtadir (r. 907-933), Abbasid Dynasty
Dimensions:
21.6 x 40.6 cm; Mounted dimensions: L=28.5 x W=49 cm
Object number: 978.76.42
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
DescriptionIn Egypt the embroiderer used to pull a thread to mark the ground line of the inscription, but guideline stitches marking the height of the letters, as seen here, are rarely left in the finished product. The dated inscription names the Abbasid Caliph al-Muqtadir, the vizier Ali son of Isa who ordered it, and Shafi who carried out the order.
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