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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 190

    A LARGE GROUP OF COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS

    CIRCA 4TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE GROUP OF COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS
    CIRCA 4TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.
    Mainly clavi, squares, roundels and borders from tunics including: a monochrome square with foliate border and central roundel with figure of winged Eros; a double tunic border on black ground with finely woven geometric patterns in cream and gold; a brightly coloured leaf and similar tunic fragment with three similar stylized flowers; a large tunic square woven in red with multiple stylized animals, figures and fish; and a border fragment with alternate squares and roundels filled with figures standing by columns and foliate motifs
    3 to 13 in. (7.5 to 33 cm.) long (29)


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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.