Artist Islamic, Egyptian
Title
  • Fragment of tiraz textile made for the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Radi
  • Fragment of Tiraz Textile
Date 934/940
Medium Balanced plain weave (tabby); cotton with inscription in silk embroidery with darning, chain and straight stitches; glaze flattened or pressed
Dimensions 7 1/2 x 14 in.
19.1 x 35.6 cm
Credit Line Gift of George Dwight Pratt
Accession Number 32.44
Department Islamic Art
On View Islamic N120, Level 1 (see map)
Inscriptions [...] 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."