Tiraz textile fragment - ROM2014_13943_6


Tiraz textile fragment

Medium:Glazed linen tabby with silk embroidered inscription
Geography: Tinnīs, Egypt
Date: 911-912
Period: al-Muqtadir (r. 907-933), Abbasid Dynasty
22.6 x 27.2 cm; Mounted dimensions: L=30.5 x W=35.7 cm
Object number: 978.76.18
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
DescriptionWritten in a clear, unadorned kufic, the inscription contains much historical information. The name of the Caliph is missing, but it mentions the vizier, Abu al-Hasan Ali, son of Muhammad, who commissioned the garment, the official Shafi, the date AH 299, and the workshop (Tinnis).
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