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The ground of the mainfield is dark red. The design consists of birds, animals, mermaids (?) and human figures. In the lower part are two fish-like creatures each swallowing a man, probably representing Jonah and the whale (?). The mainfield is framed by scalloped motifs; similar to 11.1436....

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Dimensions

Height x width: 21 x 22.5 cm (8 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1443

Medium or Technique

Wool and linen; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles