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Inscribed textile or tiraz

Unknown0985/0986

Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

The large linen fragment has two lines of inscriptions running in opposite directions and woven in dark blue silk thread. The content of the text, in the Kufic script, follows the typical form for tiraz textiles conveying good wishes to the caliph Nizar Abu al-Mansur al-imam al-Aziz and states that it was woven in the royal tiraz workshop of Tinnis in the year 3(7)5 (AH). From Egypt, 10th c. L 170 cm (ΓΕ 15105)

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  • Title: Inscribed textile or tiraz
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 0985/0986
  • Location Created: Egypt
  • length: 170
  • Physical Dimensions: w40 cm (complete)
  • Type: textile
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum

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