Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_13943_28


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Linen tabby with silk tapestry inscription
Geography: Egypt
Date: 996-1021
Period: al-Hakim (r. 996-1021), Fatimid Dynasty
33 x 32 cm; Mounted dimensions: L=43.3 x W=45.9 cm
Object number: 978.76.83
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
DescriptionThe bold form of kufic with thick letters, from which the rising tails of certain letters are swept upward in a swan’s neck curve, follows the style of embroidered inscriptions of the Abbasid period. The inscription mentions the Fatimid Caliph al-Hakim, but most of the words have been lost.
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