Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_13928_19


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Linen tabby with wool tapestry
Geography: Al Bahnasā, Egypt
Date: 9th century
14.5 x 33 cm
Object number: 978.76.537
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

Large medallions in the central band contain either a single bird (peacock) or two pairs of confronted animals emerging from leaves. The style of the Arabic inscription (possibly “Victory is from God”) is related to 9th century Qur’ans and carved tombstones.

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