Artist Islamic, Iraqi
  • Fragment of a tiraz textile made for the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Muqtadir
  • Fragment of Tiraz Textile
Date between 918 and 923
Medium Linen and silk
Dimensions Overall: 10 1/8 × 19 3/8 inches (25.7 × 49.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of George Dwight Pratt
Accession Number 32.40
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscription: [" billah, Commander of the Faithful, may God prolong his existence. What was ordered to be made in the private tiraz factory at Madinat al-Salam under the direction of Abi Muhammad Hamid ibn al- 'Abbas, Client of the Commander of the Faithful...(al-Mubarak Abu Ghanim?)."] [...] Al-Muqtadir billah amir al-mu'minin atala Allah baqa-ahu ma amara bi-tiraz al-khassa bi-Madinat al-Salam 'ala yaday Abi Muhammad Hamid ibn al-Abbas mawla amir al-mu'minin [...] al-Mubarak Abu Ghanim [?]
George D. Pratt (New York, New York, USA);
1932-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)