Twelfth century Islamic silk twill textile decorated with confronting peacocks and kufic inscription

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From the Burton Middle Eastern Photographic Slide Collection Collection Collection
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ID

2015-8-208

Department

Special Collections - Photographic Collections

Description

Lesson slide of twelfth century Islamic (Scilian or Spanish) silk twill textile decorated with motif of confronting peacocks and kufic inscription, taken from page of book. Next to image is a description of object: '157 Women silk bearing confronted peacocks and a kufic inscription. Together with fragments in the Victoria and Albert Museum and in Toulouse Cathedral, it is one of the finest pieces of Spanish textile weaving. Twelfth century'.

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Date

ca. 1970 - 1976

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Acknowledgement

Image courtesy of University of St Andrews Library.

Conditions

Copyright not evaluated. The copyright status is unknown and The University has not undertaken an effort to determine the copyright status of the underlying work.

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Image Courtesy of the University of St Andrews Library, ID 2015-8-208

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