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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 188

    A LARGE GROUP OF COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS

    CIRCA 4TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE GROUP OF COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS
    CIRCA 4TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.
    Mainly squares, roundels, decorative bands and clavi from tunics including: a finely woven linen tunic collar fragment, the red ground with pattern of foliate designs and addorsed doves; a similar decorative band with addorsed doves; two brightly coloured stylized leaves; a square with bands of geometric pattern and band of white stars with alternate red and indigo outlines; and a fragment in dark brown with linear design of linked flowers
    4 to 21 in. (10 to 53 cm.) long (21)


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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.