Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2008_9753_13


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Linen tabby with silk tapestry
Geography: Egypt
Date: 12th century
Period: Fatimid Dynasty
15.5 x 34.5 cm; Mounted dimensions: L=21.5 x W=38.4 cm
Object number: 963.95.13
Not on view

The central band has rows of lozenges containing winged animals, birds, and kufic motifs. The inscription bands framing it have vertical staves, regularly repeated, between which are single leaves enclosed within a scroll. The inscriptions repeat a single word, possibly “power.”

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