User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Medallion

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...

Show Full Description

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Accession Number

11.1436

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles