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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 179

    A FINELY WOVEN COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT WITH FIGURE HOLDING A BASKET

    5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A FINELY WOVEN COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT WITH FIGURE HOLDING A BASKET
    5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    Woven in red on a cream gound, with delicate scrolling fruiting tendrils surrounding oval-shaped medallions, one with standing figure, cloak draped over arm, holding a laden basket, bands of linked circles with fleur-de-lis either side
    8½ in. (21.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.