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Dark red ground. The design consists of birds, human figures, mermaids (?) and other forms. 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. Woven in natural-colored linen and dark...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts