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The inscription on this tiraz fragment reads: ‘Blessing from God, Prosperity and Glory to the Caliph, the Servant of God, Ja‘far [al-Muqtadir], [in the] year [AH] 320 [AD 932].’ The style of writing used in this sample, which accentuates the stems of the vertical letters and the horizontal tails of the rounder characters, has been associated with the textile production of Iraq and Iran between the 10th and 11th centuries.
Barnes, Ruth and Marianne Ellis, ‘The Newberry Collection of Islamic Embroideries’, 4 vols, 2001, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, cat. vol. iii, vol. i p. 17, 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.