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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 39

    A COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT

    CIRCA 6TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT
    CIRCA 6TH CENTURY A.D.
    Rectangular in form, centered by a haloed and rosy-cheeked female bust, wearing earrings and a necklace, with smaller busts within roundels in each corner panel, the side panels each with two Erotes, one holding a bird, and one holding a conical vessel, of linen and natural, red, blue, ochre, green and black wool
    12¼ in. (31.7 cm.) long


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    For a nearly identical example see no. 31 in Thompson, Coptic Textiles in The Brooklyn Museum.

    Provenance

    with Ishiguro, Tokyo, 1970s.