Artist Islamic, Egyptian
  • Fragment of Tiraz Textile
Date 12th Century
Medium Weft faced plain weave with eccentric and discontinuous wefts (tapestry); balanced plain weave with discontinuous silk wefts (tabby)
Dimensions 9 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. (24.1 x 6.7 cm)
Mount: 26 x 19 x 1 3/4
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 29.408
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Inscriptions First band: "Victory from Allah" Second band: arcade filled with repeated word "blessing" (barakah)
Formerly in the collection of:
Dorothea Russell