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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 181

    A LARGE COPTIC POLYCHROME TEXTILE WITH POMEGRANATE TREE

    4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.

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    A LARGE COPTIC POLYCHROME TEXTILE WITH POMEGRANATE TREE
    4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
    Brightly coloured, with upward spreading branches emerging from the straight trunk, laden with the rounded fruit and large blade-shaped leaves, mounted
    45 in. (114 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    A. Stauffer, Textiles d'Egypte de la collection Bouvier, Bern, 1991, p. 37, fig. 2.

    Cf. Stauffer, op. cit., pp. 35-53, for a discussion on similar trees.

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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.