Artist Islamic, Egyptian
  • Fragment of Tiraz Textile
Date between 946 and 974
Medium Balanced plain weave (tabby); weft faced plain weave with discontinuous wefts (tapestry); weft faced plain weave with supplementary weft; one selvage extant in warp faced plain weave
Dimensions Overall: 9 5/8 × 22 1/4 inches (24.4 × 56.5 cm)
Credit Line Gift of George Dwight Pratt
Accession Number 32.32
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed: ["...Commander of the Faithful, may Allah prolong his life. The Wazir ordered this made in Shata under the direction of Fa'iz, Client of the Commander of the Faithful, the year 347 (A.H.)."]
George D. Pratt (New York, New York, USA);
1932-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)