Explore the beauty and variety of Eastern Art objects on display in the Textiles gallery.
This small tapestry-woven fragment reveals the degree of continuity between the Coptic and Fatamid textile production in Egypt. Stylized scrolling motifs in alternating colours depict lobed palmettes and pairs of facing birds, a motif often used on Fatimid textiles as well as other media.
Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, cat. vol. iii, illus. vol. i
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Objects may have since been removed or replaced from a gallery. Click into an individual object record to confirm whether or not an object is currently on display. Our object location data is usually updated on a monthly basis, so contact the Jameel Study Centre if you are planning to visit the museum to see a particular Eastern Art object.