Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_13931_25

ROM2014_13931_25

Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Linen tabby with silk tapestry
Geography: Egypt
Date: mid 11th century
Period: Fatimid Dynasty
Dimensions:
9.1 x 20 cm
Object number: 978.76.147
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
Description

Tiraz fragment with floriated kufic inscription. The letters sprout tendrils that curve in a regular fashion to create a rhythm in the background. The Fatimid caliph’s name has not been preserved.

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