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Textile Printed in Gold

Object Name:
Fragment
Date:
917–23
Geography:
Iraq, probably Baghdad
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Linen, cotton, rabbit fur; plain weave, printed
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm) W. 14 5/8 in. (37.2 cm) Mount: H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm) W. 26 5/8 in. (67.6 cm) D. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.129.1
Not on view
This textile fragment comprises three parts: a long rectangular strip and two small irregular pieces. The design consists of a repeat pattern created from rows of facing spiral and trefoil motifs, printed in gold on a tan ground.
[ Maurice Nahman, Cairo, until 1932; sold to MMA]
Wilckens, Leonie von. Mittelalterliche Seidenstoffe, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum. Berlin: Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 1992. no. 51, p. 36.

Otavsky, Karel, and Muhammad abbas Muhammad Salim. "Aegypten, Persien und Mesopotamien, Spanien und Nordafrika." In Mittelalterliche Textillien I. Die Textilsammlung der Abegg-Stiftung, Vol. I. Riggisberg: Abegg-Stiftung, 1995. no. 2, pp. 29-31, ill. pp. 30-31.



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