Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_13928_18

ROM2014_13928_18

Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Linen and wool tapestry
Geography: Al Bahnasā, Egypt
Date: 9th Century
Period: Perhaps Tulunid Dynasty
Dimensions:
16.8 x 14 cm; Mounted dimensions: L=17.2 x W=14.2 cm
Object number: 978.76.132
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

Lions in a plant scroll. The inhabited plant scroll, a motif popular throughout the Roman Empire, was later incorporated into the tiraz bands of Muslim Egypt. This piece relates to a textile with an inscription mentioning the tiraz at Bahnasah, the major city of the Fayyum, and a date c. 850.

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