Artist possibly Islamic, Iraqi
Artist possibly Islamic, Iranian
  • Fragment of a Tiraz Textile with a Benedictory Inscription
Date 10th Century
Medium Cotton fabric with silk embroidered inscription; Balanced plain weave (tabby) in chain, stem, and couching stitches; inscription embroidered in silk; right selvage extant
Dimensions 7 5/8 x 15 3/8 in.
19.3 x 39.2 cm
Credit Line Gift of George Dwight Pratt
Accession Number 32.41
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Inscriptions Bism'illah al-rahman () wa-l-rahim [sic] al-hamdu li'llah rabb al-'alamin al-'afiya (....) min (..) baraka (...)

"In the name of God the Merciful, (...), the Compassionate. Praise to the Lord of the Worlds, good health......from.......blessing........"