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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 193

    A LARGE RED GROUND COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT

    7TH-9TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE RED GROUND COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT
    7TH-9TH CENTURY A.D.
    Woven with rows of roundels and foliate motifs, filled with stylized leaves and flower motifs, with remains of bright polychrome, 32 in. (81 cm.) long; and a group of Coptic textile tunic fragments including two leaf motifs; a monochrome double band border fragment with scrolling foliate pattern; two narrow border fragments, both with scrolling pattern interspersed with animals and flowers; and a clavus terminating in a stylized tree with crosses either side, all 4th-8th Century A.D., 13 in. (33 cm.) long max. (11)


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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.