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Name of Object:

Inscribed textile or tiraz

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

About Benaki Museum, Athens

Date of Object:

Hegira 375 / AD 985-86

Museum Inventory Number:

15105

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Linen and silk

Dimensions:

164 X 40

Period / Dynasty

Fatimid

Provenance:

Egypt, Tinnis

Description:

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.

Citation of this web page:

 "Inscribed textile or tiraz" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;gr;Mus21;33;en

MWNF Working Number: GR 33

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Fatimids


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