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Tiraz Textile Commissioned by the Fatimid Caliph al-Zahir, between 1021 and 1022

  • Islamic, Egyptian

Linen and silk threads

  • Overall: 15 1/4 × 59 1/2 inches (38.7 × 151.1 cm)

Gift of George Dwight Pratt

32.61

Inscribed: [...] li- 'abd Allah wa-wali'ihi Ali Abu l-Hasan al-Imam al-Zahir li'zaz din Allah amir al-mu'minin ibn al-imam al-Hakim bi-'amr'ullah amir al-mu'minin salawatu Allah 'alayhuma wa-'ala alihi al-a'imma al-tahirin wa [...] mimma amara bi-'amalihi fi tiraz al-'amma bi-Shata sanat ithna 'ashara arba'a mi'a. la ilaha illa Alla [...] [translated: "...[ Assistance from God], to His servant and friend, 'Ali Abu l-Hasan, the Imam al-Zahir li-'zaz din Allah, Commander of the Faithful, son of the Imam al-Hakim, by order of God, Commander of the Faithful. God's blessings upon them both and upon their ancestors, the pure imams and [...]. From what was ordered to be made in the public workshop in Shata in the year twelve four-hundred. There is no god but God [...]"]

George D. Pratt (New York, New York, USA)

1932-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Sokoly, Jochen. cat. no. 1554.

Islamic, Egyptian, Tiraz Textile Commissioned by the Fatimid Caliph al-Zahir, between 1021 and 1022, linen and silk threads. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of George Dwight Pratt, 32.61.