Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_13931_14

ROM2014_13931_14

Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Bleached cotton tabby with silk tapestry
Geography: Egypt
Date: 1020-1036
Period: al-Zahir (r. 1020-1036), Fatimid Dynasty
Dimensions:
7.4 x 32.4 cm
Object number: 980.78.50
Credit Line: Wilkinson Collection, Gift of 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
DescriptionTiraz fragment with foliate background. The white letters of the kufic inscription stand out against a blue ground, filled with undulating green tendrils. Some of the letters are braided together. The inscription names the Fatimid Caliph al-Zahir (ruled 1020-1036).
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