Arts of the Islamic World
Later Fatimid tiraz textiles demonstrate a revival of Late Antique and Coptic motifs, including the hares and back-to-back birds inhabiting the central medallions of this textile fragment. Depictions of animals and birds, combined with lavish banded ornamentation of colorful, stylized motifs, overtook the importance of historical inscriptions in later Fatimid textiles of the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
Linen ground, silk tapestry-woven decorative band
early 12th century
3 1/2 x 10 3/8in. (8.9 x 26.4cm)
Frame: 1 15/16 x 9 1/16 x 16 1/16 in. (5 x 23 x 40.8 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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Textile Fragment, early 12th century. Linen ground, silk tapestry-woven decorative band, 3 1/2 x 10 3/8in. (8.9 x 26.4cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.102. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.227.102_PS1.jpg)
overall, 86.227.102_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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