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Embroidered cotton tiraz

December 31, 990
Cleveland Art
Art and Calligraphy
Abbasid Caliphate

Embroidered cotton tiraz



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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