Artist Islamic, Egyptian
Title
  • Fragment of tiraz textile made for the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Radi
  • Fragment of Tiraz Textile
Date between 934 and 940
Medium Balanced plain weave (tabby); cotton with inscription in silk embroidery with darning, chain and straight stitches; glaze flattened or pressed
Dimensions Overall: 7 1/2 × 14 inches (19.1 × 35.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of George Dwight Pratt
Accession Number 32.44
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed: [...] al-rahman al-rahim (...?...) al-hamdu li'llah rabb al-'alamin (...?...) li-'abdallah Abi al-'Abbas Muhammad al-imam al-Radi bi'llah amir al-mu'minin atala Allah baqa'ahu [...] ["...the Compassionate. Praise to the Lord of the Worlds...to the Servant of God Abu al-'Abbas Muhammad, the Imam al-Radi b'illah, Commander of the Faithful, who may God long preserve."]
George D. Pratt (New York, New York, USA);
1932-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)