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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 50

    A MIDDLE BYZANTINE TEXTILE FRAGMENT

    EGYPT, CIRCA 10TH-12TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A MIDDLE BYZANTINE TEXTILE FRAGMENT
    EGYPT, CIRCA 10TH-12TH CENTURY A.D.
    Preserving a border of polychrome silk embroidery over linen, with panels of Christian iconography, including three panels of single haloed draped figures, one panel of two haloed draped figures, and a fragmentary panel with one draped figure, interspersed with crosses, lozenges and an oval
    40 7/8 in. (103.8 cm.) long


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    For fragments of a similar liturgical band see no. 171, pp. 134-135 in Wamser, Die Welt von Byzanz - Europas Östiches Erbe.

    Provenance

    Auktion Fischer, Lucerne, June 1961, lot 561-4.