New York, United States of America
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hegira late 4th–5th century / AD 11th century
Linen and silk
This linen tiraz textile is enlivened with vibrantly coloured red, blue, and yellow animals and medallions. Unlike most tiraz, in which the primary decoration is an embroidered inscription, this textile depicts a hare and confronted peacocks. While the decorative motif refers to pre-Islamic Coptic and Sasanian textiles, the textile’s late date of the eleventh century reflects a trend toward classical revival in Fatimid artistic production. Two bands of kufic text repeat the word God in Arabic.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1927
"Fragment" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;us;Mus23;12;en&id=textiles
MWNF Working Number: US3 12