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Item Details
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Culture
Egypt, Fatimid period, reign of Caliph al-Musta‘lī, 1094–1101
Title
Tiraz with gold
Work Type
Textile
Date
1094-1101
Material
plain weave with inwoven tapestry weave: linen, silk, and gold filé
Measurements
Mounted: 55.2 x 106.7 cm (21 3/4 x 42 in.); Overall: 42.9 x 90.8 cm (16 7/8 x 35 3/4 in.)
Description
This essentially gold-on-gold fragment represents an artistic and technical pinnacle of tiraz woven with silk tapestry decoration around 1100. Expensive gold thread dominates in the decorative tapestry-woven bands in the open plain-weave linen ground. The bands with small roundels alternating with falcons attacking small birds required exceptional skill since they are more densely woven than the surrounding ground. Popular birds and animals of the hunt abound including heraldic eagles and hares. The elegant kufic script is mostly indecipherable.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Textiles
Department: Textiles
Provenance: (Dr. Emil Delmar, Budapest and New York).
John L. Severance Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1950.550_full.tif
SSID
24600861

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