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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 185

    FIVE COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS

    CIRCA 4TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    FIVE COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS
    CIRCA 4TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.
    Comprising a tunic fragment woven in red with deep neck band and twin clavi, with dancers and animals, profile busts below the collar; another polychrome, with neck band, clavus and roundel, fish, birds and foliate motifs, an erote within the roundel, 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) across max.; a monochrome band with stylized figures, animals, birds and fish between interlacing patterns; a red ground clavus with stylized figures and foliate motifs; and a red decorative band with white geometric motifs, 22½ in. (57.2 cm.) long max., mounted in three frames (5)


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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.