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Tiraz Textile Fragment with Inscriptions with Name of Caliph al-Muti'

Arts of the Islamic World

The large, woven inscription in black on this undyed plain linen textile includes part of the Muslim profession of faith: “In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.” The strikingly bold, unadorned Kufic script of this fragment is characteristic of the pre-Fatimid period in Egypt during the second half of the tenth century and contains the name of the cAbbasid caliph al-Muti‘, who ruled from 946 to 974.
MEDIUM Black linen embroidered on white linen
DATES 946-974
DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 30 in. (19.1 x 76.2 cm) Frame: 1 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 32 1/16 in. (3.2 x 24.8 x 81.5 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Wilkinson
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Tiraz Textile Fragment with Inscriptions with Name of Caliph al-Muti', 946-974. Black linen embroidered on white linen, 7 1/2 x 30 in. (19.1 x 76.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Wilkinson, 67.201.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 67.201.2_PS1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 67.201.2_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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