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Fragment (of a Shroud?) with Inscription

before 1982
Overall: 42 x 74 cm (16 9/16 x 29 1/8 in.)
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Location: not on view

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This fragment, which possibly was part of a shroud, has wide horizontal bands of birds and fish alternating with narrow double bands of inscription. The text reads in both orthograde and retrograde: "Oh Lord! Even though my sins may be very great, I know that Thy forgiveness is greater." Bands are alternately blue and tan with design in white. A portion of selvage is preserved at right and a starting edge at bottom.
Fragment (of a Shroud?) with Inscription

Fragment (of a Shroud?) with Inscription

before 1982

Iran or Iraq, in the style of the Abbasid period (750–1258)

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