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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 191

    A LONG COPTIC BORDER FRAGMENT

    5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A LONG COPTIC BORDER FRAGMENT
    5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    Woven in dark red on a cream ground with a central band of linked roundels each containing a snarling lion, two roundels woven in cream on a red ground, each with a stylized figure below a floral arch, bands of guilloche either side, 82 in. (208 cm.) long; and a group of 18 other Coptic textile tunic fragments, all woven in dark red or brown including four decorative squares each with two pairs of addorsed animals; and five double decorative bands filled with stylized animals and foliate designs, all 4th-7th Century A.D., 10½ in. (27 cm.) long max. (19)


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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.