Three Fragments of a Tiraz Inscribed with the Name of the Caliph Marwan

Date: 8th century
Geography: Made in Eastern Mediterranean or Central Asia
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill weave (samit) in polychrome silk; inscription embroidered in yellow silk in Ifriqiya (modern Tunisia)
Dimensions: T.13-1960: 8 7/16 x 6 in. (21.5 x 15.2 cm); 1314-1888: 11 15/16 x 19 15/16 in. (30.3 x 50.7 cm); 1385-1888: 2 3/16 x 17 11/16 in. (5.5 x 45 cm)
Classification: Textiles
Credit Line: Victoria and Albert Museum, London (1314-1888, 1385-1888) Victoria and Albert Museum, London, given by the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (T.13-1960)

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