Artist Islamic, Egyptian
Title
  • Fragment of Tiraz Textile made for the Fatimid Caliph al-Hakim
  • Fragment of Tiraz Textile (alternate title)
Date 1009/1010
Medium Linen and silk threads
Dimensions 4 3/8 x 29 3/8 in.
11.1 x 74.6 cm
Credit Line Gift of H. Kevorkian
Accession Number 30.420
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Inscriptions Bism'allah al-rahman al-rahim nasr min Allah li al-Mansur Abi 'Ali al-Imam al-Hakim bi-amr'ullah amir al-mu'minin bin al-Imam al'Aziz bi'llah amir al-mu'minin nasr min Allah 'alayhuma wa- 'ala aba'ihuma mimma amara bi-'amalihi bi. (...?...) la ilaha illa Allah al-khayr (...) sanat arba'a ma'a.

"In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Help from God upon al-Mansur Abi 'Ali, the Imam al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, Commander of the Faithful, son of the Imam al-'Aziz bi'llah, Commander of the Faithful, Help from God upon them both and upon their mutual ancestors. From what was ordered to be made at (...?...) There is no God but God, the good [...], year 400."