Fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


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

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

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 brown wool, and natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection