Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_13943_20


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Glazed linen tabby with silk embroidered inscription
Geography: Made in Misr (Old Cairo), Egypt
Date: Dated AH 312 (924 - 925)
Period: al-Muqtadir (r. 907-933), Abbasid Dynasty
43.1 x 54 cm
Object number: 978.76.298
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
DescriptionThis tiraz textile fragment has an elegant, unadorned kufic inscription that names the Abbasid Caliph al-Muqtadir and the vizier Ali, son of Muhammad, who ordered the garment from the private tiraz factory at Misr in the year AH 312. The order was carried out by Shafi al-Muqtadiri.
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