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Textile Printed in Gold

Object Name:
Attributed to Iraq, probably Baghdad
Linen, cotton, rabbit fur; plain weave, printed
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)
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
Not on view
The design of this textile fragment is a repeated pattern consisting of rows of facing palmettes and trefoil motifs, printed in gold on a tan ground. Another fragment of the same textile (now in the Abegg Stiftung Museum, Switzerland) bears an embroidered tiraz band inscribed with the name of the vizier Hamid b. al-ʿAbbas.
[ 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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