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Ayyubid

Islamic dynasty of Kurdish origin that ruled Egypt from AD 1171-1250

gamma

a stylized cross; also, the third item in a series or system of classification

Hijra

Emigration of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in AD 622.

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Piece of Ayyubid Linen Textile
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This rectangular piece of linen material is traced to the seventh century after Hijra (thirteenth century AD) from the Ayyubids era. The middle band is decorated with Naskh inscriptions, geometrical patterns and floral designs. It is decorated with three rectangular Tiraz. The widest border is in the middle with a repeated Naskh inscription that reads "everlasting happiness and grace" and is separated by round gammas. Stylized floral designs in the interior and surround the inscriptions from the exterior.

The upper and lower borders are similar and are decorated with Naskh inscriptions with the repeated expression "continuous glory and prosperity" separated by floral foliage with small flowers and branches.

Dimensions:  Length 35 cm  Width 11 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Islamic

Technique:

Embroidery

Style:

Ayyubid

Materials:

Linen
Type Type

Type:

Piece Of Garment
Map Map

Location: 

Museum of Islamic Art

Created: 

Cairo
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Created: 

13th Century AD

Acquired: 

20th Century AD
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