• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    A COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT

    CIRCA 6TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT
    CIRCA 6TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.
    With human and mythological scenes in rectangular sections, including two sections each with two nimbate Saints on a red ground, one section only partially preserved, two sections each with a nude Nereid surrounded by fish on a blue ground, and a section with two nude female dancers amidst florals on a red ground, all bordered by marine life on a red ground
    25 in. (63.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    with Theodore Graf (1840-1903), Austria.
    Austrian Private Collection, 1970s.