Artist Islamic, Egyptian
  • Fragment of Tiraz Textile
Date between 934 and 940
Medium Balanced plain weave (tabby); embroidered in silk with wrapped couching stitch and silk inserted as warp; left selvage extant
Dimensions Overall: 8 5/8 × 16 5/8 inches (21.9 × 42.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of George Dwight Pratt
Accession Number 32.36
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed: ["In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Praise to the Lord of the Worlds. Blessing from Allah to the Servant of Allah Muhammad, the Imam al-Radi billah, Commander of the Faithful, may Allah prolong his existence. From what has ordered...320 (A.H.)..."]
George D. Pratt (New York, New York, USA);
1932-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)