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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 189

    A LARGE GROUP OF COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS

    CIRCA 4TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE GROUP OF COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS
    CIRCA 4TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    Including a brightly coloured fragment on a red ground, woven with a central cross motif, infilled with stylized animals and figures, a roundel at the centre, the remains of an L-shaped border on one side, and another detached section, both filled with stylized figures, animals, fish and flowers; a square fragment woven in red with multiple rows of small figures, a roundel in the centre; a polychrome clavus fragment with central band of foliate roundels, the borders with rows of stylized leaves and flowers; another clavus fragment with indigo ground and polychrome flowers; two polychrome flowers with dotted petals; a square fragment with finely woven intricate diamond pattern on red ground; and a large roundel on indigo ground, with guilloche border and central honeycomb pattern
    3½ to 15½ in. (9 to 39.5 cm.) long (18)


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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.