Artist Islamic, Egyptian
Title
  • Fragment of a Tiraz Textile made for the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Mutaqqi
  • Fragment of Tiraz Textile (alternate title)
Date 940 or 941
Medium Linen and silk threads
Dimensions Overall: 7 × 10 1/2 inches (17.8 × 26.7 cm)
Mount (pressure-mounted with 32.53.1): 25 × 59 × 2 inches (63.5 × 149.9 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of George Dwight Pratt
Accession Number 32.53.2
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed: [Nasr min Allah] 'ala Muhammad khatim al-nabiyia baraka min Allah li-'Abdallah Abi Ishaq al-imam al-Mutaqqi bi'llah amir al-mu'minin ayyaduhu Allah amara bihi [...] fi tiraz al-khassa bi-Misr 'ala yaday mawla amir al-mu'minin [...] / bism'illah al-rahman al-rahim [...] baraka min Allah li-'abd'allah Abu Ishaq al-imam al-Mutaqqi bi'llah amir al-mu'minin ayyaduhu Allah amara bihi al-Wazir Sulayman ibn al-Hasan 'ala yaday [...] [translated: Help from God upon Muhammad, Seal of the Prophets, blessing from God upon 'Abdallah Abi Ishaq the Imam al-Mutaqqi bi'llah, Prince of Believers, may God support him. Comissioned in the Private Tiraz Works in Egypt, under the supervision of the client of the Prince of Believers [...] / In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate [...] blessing from God upon 'Abdallah Abu Ishaq the Imam al-Mutaqqi bi'llah Prince of Believers May Gode Support Him, Commissioned by the Vizier Sulayman b. al-Hasan, under the supervision of [...].]
George D. Pratt (New York, New York, USA);
1932-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)