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Warp of linen; ground of yellow and brownish green wool; design shows a human figure with one arm raised with a fish behind it (Jonah and the whale ??) and a roundel enclosing a sea creature. Part of the fragment shows a side of a border of a rectangular unit; design is of red, light green and...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–8th century

Dimensions

Height x width: 3 9/16 x 6 1/2 in. (9 x 16.5 cm)

Accession Number

96.263

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles