Tiraz textile fragment (qasab) - ROM2014_14244_32

ROM2014_14244_32

Tiraz textile fragment (qasab)

Medium:Linen tabby with tapestry-woven decoration in silk and gold leaf
Geography: Egypt
Date: mid 11th century
Period: Fatimid Dynasty
Dimensions:
30.2 x 50.5 cm
Object number: 980.78.111.C
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
DescriptionThis very sheer green linen tabby has three tapestry-woven bands with gold backgrounds. The smaller roundels in the upper and lower bands contain ducks alternating in direction. The middle band has large addorsed parrots standing on vines. The inscription, which floats in the gold ground above the ducks, is illegible.
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