Tiraz Textile Fragment
Leaping hares in twelve roundels make up the red-ground tapestry band of this fragment. Hares were associated with speed, the hunt, and good fortune in ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, and Roman art. This popular motif of the Fatimid period in Egypt appears in a variety of artistic media including ceramics, wood, metalwork, and textiles.
- Medium: Linen, tapestry-woven decoration
- Dates: 11th century
- Period: Fatimid Period
- Dimensions: 13 1/4 x 7in. (33.7 x 17.8cm) Frame: 2 x 23 1/16 x 17 in. (5.1 x 58.5 x 43.2 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Arts of the Islamic World
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 86.227.98
- Credit Line: Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Tiraz Textile Fragment, 11th century. Linen, tapestry-woven decoration, 13 1/4 x 7in. (33.7 x 17.8cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.98. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (64%)