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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

    A COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT

    CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT
    CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
    In dark brown, with the figures of dancing men and women in arched colonnades, either side of a roundel filled with flying birds and central figure of a lion
    12½ x 6 in. (32 x 15 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Swiss private collection, formed by the great uncle of the present owner from the 1960s onwards.