Tiraz fragment

Egyptian (Arabic)
Fatamid
A.D. 975–996


Dimensions

Overall: 27 x 44 cm (10 5/8 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

32.32

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with silk and linen tapestry weave insert

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Undyed linen cloth; stained in corner; hole. At top is narrow blue silk stripe. Design: Kufic inscription (.065 high) in brown silk tapestry. Inscription: “In the name (of God) the Compassionate the Merciful. Abu Mansur, el ‘Aziz billah.”

Provenance

Purchased in Cairo, Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith (b. 1863 - d. 1950) for the MFA for $500 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: January 21, 1932)

NOTES: [1] MFA accession numbers 32.28 - 32.33 were acquired for this amount.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund