Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_14244_12

ROM2014_14244_12

Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Linen tabby with tapestry-woven decoration in silk
Geography: Egypt
Date: c. 1000
Period: Reign of al-Hakim (996-1021), Fatimid Dynasty
Dimensions:
15 x 32 cm
Object number: 978.76.198
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
DescriptionTiraz textile fragment. Linen tabby with band of stylized birds in silk tapestry within 2 bands of very conventionalized inscriptions. The birds (possibly parrots) are shown individually in roundels, alternating positions. The inscription has arcs below the base lines and meandering tendrils in red in the background. Arabic inscription at top: "Allah’s prayers upon him. Victory from Allah and blessing from Allah...." Arabic inscription at bottom: "Muhammad is the prophet of Allah... Allah’s prayers upon them both. Victory...." Stitching around inscription indicates that it was removed from another garment and attached to the cloth.
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