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 silk wefts; right selvage extant
Dimensions Overall: 6 5/8 × 18 inches (16.8 × 45.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of George Dwight Pratt
Accession Number 32.37
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed :"... (Made) in the private factory in Misr under the direction of Fa'iz, Client of the Commander of the Faithful, year 336 (A.H.)." [[...] (bi-'ama)lihi fi tiraz al-khassa bi-Misr 'ala yaday Fa'iz mawla amir al-mu'minin sanat sitta wa thalathin was thalatha mi'a.]
George D. Pratt (New York, New York, USA);
1932-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)