Tiraz Fragment of Caliph Marwan II
- Medium: Silk, compound twill weave
- Geographical Location: Tunisia
- Dates: mid 8th century
- Dynasty: Umayyad Dynasty
- Period: Umayyad Period
- Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 4 in. (8.9 x 10.2 cm)
Frame: 1 9/16 x 12 5/16 x 16 13/16 in. (4 x 31.2 x 42.7 cm)
- Inscriptions: In Arabic, reconstruction of inscription from multiple fragments of same textile: "The servant of God, Marwan, Commander of the Faithful. Of what was ordered. [to be made by] al-R. [or al-Z.] in the tiraz of Ifriqiya." [From Journey Through Asia catalogue]
Brooklyn Museum fragment includes "[faithful], what was ordered [to be made by]...al-R [or al-Z]." [From Byzantium and Islam catalogue]
For text in Arabic, please see object file.
- Collection: Arts of the Islamic World
- Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 6H5, 1L
- Accession Number: 41.1265
- Image: 41.1265_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, Nov 30, 2010
Red silk twill weave border with pattern in green and yellow on red background. Incomplete Arabic inscription with the name Umayyad Caliph Marwan II embroidered in yellow silk.