Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_13931_6


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Glazed linen tabby with silk tapestry inscription
Geography: Misr (Old Cairo), Egypt
Date: Dated AH 329 (940 - 941 AD)
Period: al-Mittaqi (r. 940-945), Abbasid Dynasty
24.8 x 84.5 cm
Object number: 978.76.412
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 tapestry-woven tiraz band contains important historical information: the name of the Abbasid Caliph al-Muttaqi (ruled 940 - 944), the date, the vizier Sulayman son of al-Hasan, and the private workshop in Misr.
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