This textile was thought to have been made between the 10th and 15th century C.E. in Egypt. It is plain woven linen, embroidered in double running stitch in blue and pink silk. There are three rolled hems along the top, bottom, and right hand side of the textile. It is 19.5 cm wide by 12.5 cm high.
It is currently in the Ashmolean Museum, accession number EA1984.408.
I have charted up the design. It is available as a pdf.
This 12th-13th century ring is made of silver and gold with the diametre of 2.5cm.
There is a carved seal of purple stone and a calligraphic niello design on the under side.
The inscription on the seal reads-
“bi’llah yathiq ‘ali”
which in English means “Ali puts his trust in God”. The second inscription around the bezel reads-
“al-‘izz al-da/’im wa al-i/qbal al/ al-baqa”
which in English translates to “Perpetual Glory, Prosperity, and Long-life.” The final inscription has not been translated. The ring was sold by Sotheby’s for 27,500 GBP.
This 12th-13th century ring of gold has a bezel decorated with two birds, inside a cartouche surrounded by arabesques and human figures holding up pseudo claw settings. The ring is 1.7 cm high. Sold by Christie’s for 2,115 GBP.
This 12th-13th century gold ring is decorated in a hexagonal shape with niello in a curling arabesque design and a calligraphic inscription that reads-
“Abu Bakr Musa”
who was the owner of the ring. The band of the ring has harpies and palmettes. It is 1.9 cm high. It was sold by Bonhams for 1,800 GBP.
This high stirrup ring is 9th-11th century silver, with a high raised bezel setting with an amethyst. There is a calligraphic kufic inscription which reads in English-
“Blessing to Hasan”
who is the owner of the ring. It is 3.8cm high. It had been passed in at Bonhams.
This textile is thought to have been made between the 10th and 15th century C.E. in Egypt. The dimensions are 18 cm by 19 cm, with the ground fabric of tabby woven linen embroidered in running and double running stitch in blue and red silk. There is a selvedge along the top of the textile.
It can be found in the Ashmolean Museum, Accession number EA1993.206
I have charted the design. It is available to download as a pdf document.
Let me know how it goes!
This textile was made in Egypt between the 10th and 15th centuries C.E. It is a base fabric of plain woven linen, with the dimensions of 29.5 cm high and 13 cm wide. It is embroidered in cotton, in double running stitch. The textile had been torn at some stage and badly repaired with flax thread. Both of the embroidery themselves are 2 cm wide and 6.5 cm wide. Currently the textile is in the Ashmolean Museum.
It is a very striking design, with a chart available for download in pdf format-
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This embroidered textile was found in Egypt. It is linen embroidered in blue flax and red silk and was thought to have been made between the 10th and 15th century C.E. The length is 18 cm and the width is 9 cm. The embroidery is mainly in blue flax, with some red silk being seen on the edges of the embroidery. The textile is currently in the Ashmolean Museum.
I have charted up the design. It is available in PDF format for download.
I would love to know how it embroiders up!
This textile is thought to have been made between the 10th and 15th century C.E. in Egypt. It is linen, embroidered in dark blue silk in double running stitch.
The dimensions are 5cm high by 12 cm wide. On the very right of the textile is the selvedge. The textile is currently in the Ashmolean Museum.
I have drawn up the chart. Let me know how it goes!
These earring were thought to have been made between the 10th and 11th century in either Egypt or Syria. At the time the area was ruled by the Fatimid dynasty. The earrings are a combination of sheet, wire, filigree, and granulation work. The first earring is 6.4 cm high and 3.3 cm wide; the second is 6.7 cm high and 3.3 cm wide. The earrings are currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This ring was thought to have been made in the 11th century in either Fatimid ruled Egypt or Syria. It is made of gold in sheets, decorated with filigree and granulation. The ring is 2.7 cm high and 2.5 cm wide. The diametre is 1.4 cm and the weight of the ring is 5.7 grams. The ring is currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art where there are more pictures to see.
This pendant was also thought to have been made in the 11th century Egypt. It is a rare enamelled piece, made from gold sheet, decorated with filigree, wire work, and inset with turquoise. The enamel itself was later glued into place after the design had been finished. The pendant is 4.5 cm high and 3.5 cm wide. The pendant is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art where there are many other pictures, including one of the back.
This gold belt buckle was thought to have been made in 12th century Syria, which at the time was ruled by the Ayyubid dynasty. It is 10cm long, made of twin plates to cover the end of the leather. The gold buckle has extruded knobs and bosses while the front plate is decorated with a cartouche of a falcon attacking a bird. It was sold by Christies for £17,250 (or $28,683).
Near Eastern Jewelry: A Picture Book by Dimand, M. S. and H. E. McAllister. Available for download via the Met or read online through Google Books.
Mamluk jewelry: influences and echoes by Jenkins, M. As published in Muqarnas: An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture, Vol 3.
Islamic Jewelry in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Jenkins, M. and Keene, M. Available for download via the Met or read online through Google Books.