6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
FIVE COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS
CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
Each from an undyed decorative border, including one with a dog and two felines facing right, foliage in between; one with a hare, a dog and a lion each facing left in a rectangular panel interspersed with cruciform leaves; one with three animals facing left, solid bands in between; one with a stylized feline and a border with crosses; and one square panel with a lion at the center within an elaborate border
First: 19¾ in. (50.2 cm.) long (5)
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Acquired prior to 1980.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
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