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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 175

    A COPTIC POLYCHROME TAPESTRY SQUARE WITH TASSELS

    6TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A COPTIC POLYCHROME TAPESTRY SQUARE WITH TASSELS
    6TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.
    The central panel with portrait bust and running deer below, surrounded by three small rabbits(?), stylized pomegranate border, encircling this a wide band with portrait busts, winged putti each holding an amphora, fish, and felines with tails upraised, a larger stylized pomegranate border running around the outside edge, lower edge and left corner with remains of plaited ropework tassels, one threaded with wool 'beads', the lower edge with row of similar wool 'beads', mounted
    15 in. (38 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.