Artist Islamic, Egyptian
Title
  • Fragment of a Tiraz Textile Made for the Fatimid Caliph al-Mustansir bi'llah
Date between 1035 and 1094
Medium Linen and silk threads
Dimensions Overall: 10 1/2 × 46 1/8 inches (26.7 × 117.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of George Dwight Pratt
Accession Number 32.57
Department Islamic Art
On View Islamic N120, Level 1 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, Kufic script: Bismi'llah al-'ali al-rahman al-rahim la ilaha illa Allah nasr min Allah li-'abd'allah wa-wali'ihi Ma'ad Abi Tamim al-Imam al-Mustansir bi'llah amir al-muminin sallawat Allah 'alayhi wa-'ala aba'ihi al-a'imma al-zaharin wa- abna'ihi al-za[hirin] [...] [a]mara bi-'ama[lihi] bi- [...?...] [translated: In the name of God, Most High, the Merciful, the Compassionate, there is no god but God, assistance from God to His servant friend, Ma'ad Abi Tamim, the Imam al-Mustansir bi'llah, Commander of the Faithful, God's blessings upon him and upon his ancestors, the pure Imams and upon his descendants, the pure... Ordered to be made...]
George Dwight Pratt (New York, New York, USA);
1932-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Jochen Sokoly catalogue number 1757.