EMBROIDERED COTTON TIRAZ

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December 31, 990
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Cleveland Art
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Art and Calligraphy
Abbasid Caliphate

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Embroidered cotton tiraz
991-1031

Iraq, Baghdad, Abbasid period, reign of al-Qadir 991–1031
Plain weave: cotton; embroidery, chain and self-couching stitches: silk

Overall: 17 x 53 cm (6 11/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Gift of Ruth Blumka in memory of Leopold Blumka 1974.188

INSCRIPTION

"In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate . . . Year three hundred."

CITATIONS

Ausstellung von Meisterwerken muhammedanischer Kunst, 1910 (MUNICH), Max van BERCHEM, Moriz DREGER, Ernst KUEHNEL, Camillo LIST, Fredrik Robert MARTIN, Friedrich SARRE, and Severin SCHROEDER. Die Ausstellung Von Meisterwerken Muhammedanischer Kunst in München, 1910. Herausgegeben Von F. Sarre Und F.R. Martin Unter Mitwirkung Von M. Van Berchem, M. Dreger, E. Kühnel, C. List Und S. Schröder. [With Two Hundred and Fifty-Seven Plates.]. 1912. III cat. no. 2274, pl. 178

Lamm, C. J. Cotton in Mediaeval Textiles of the Near East. Paris: P. Geuthner, 1937. p. 119
Mackie, Louise W. Symbols of Power: Luxury Textiles from Islamic Lands, 7th-21st Century. Cleveland; New Haven: Cleveland Museum of Art; Yale University Press, 2015. Reproduced: p. 120; Mentioned: p. 121, 123

EXHIBITION HISTORY

Year in Review: 1974. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (March 11-April 6, 1975).

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