Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_13943_33


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Linen tabby with silk tapestry
Geography: Egypt
Date: c. 1000
Period: Fatimid dynasty
Mounted dimensions: L=41.1 x W=64.5
Object number: 970.364.15
Not on view
DescriptionKufic inscription in reserve on a boat-shaped panel. This attractive inscription band contains only two words, repeated over and over: Success through God (wal-tawfiq billah). The rhythm is carried by the repetition of the rising tails of the letters qaf and waw. Vertical staffs are tied together by horizontal bars.
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