Artist Islamic, Egyptian
  • Tiraz Textile made for the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Muqtadir
  • Fragment of Tiraz Textile (alternate title)
Date 920 or 921
Medium Linen and silk threads
Dimensions Overall: 8 3/4 × 15 inches (22.2 × 38.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of George Dwight Pratt
Accession Number 32.42
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed: Bism'llah al-rahman al-rahim baraka min Allah li-'abd'allah amir al-mu'minin ayyadahu Allah mimma 'umila bi-Misr sanat thaman wa-thalatha mi'a. ["In the name of God, the Compassionate the Merciful, blessing from God to the Servant of God, Commander of the Faithful, may God support him. From what was made in Egypt, year 308."]
George D. Pratt (New York, New York, USA);
1932-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)