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Tiraz Textile Fragment with Inscriptions with Name of Caliph al-Muti'

Arts of the Islamic World

The large, woven inscription in black on this undyed plain linen textile includes part of the Muslim profession of faith: “In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.” The strikingly bold, unadorned Kufic script of this fragment is characteristic of the pre-Fatimid period in Egypt during the second half of the tenth century and contains the name of the cAbbasid caliph al-Muti‘, who ruled from 946 to 974.
MEDIUM Black linen embroidered on white linen
DATES 946-974
DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 30 in. (19.1 x 76.2 cm) Frame: 1 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 32 1/16 in. (3.2 x 24.8 x 81.5 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 67.201.2
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Wilkinson
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Tiraz Textile Fragment with Inscriptions with Name of Caliph al-Muti', 946-974. Black linen embroidered on white linen, 7 1/2 x 30 in. (19.1 x 76.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Wilkinson, 67.201.2. Creative Commons-BY
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