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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 182

    FOUR COPTIC LINEN AND WOOL TEXTILE TUNIC FRAGMENTS

    CIRCA 4TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    FOUR COPTIC LINEN AND WOOL TEXTILE TUNIC FRAGMENTS
    CIRCA 4TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.
    Comprising a multicoloured clavus strip with the figure of a standing saint wearing a halo between floral motifs, flanked by borders of interlocking coloured blocks, circa 6th-8th Century A.D., 10¾ in. (27.4 cm.) long; a russet brown monochrome clavus strip with dancing figures within a chain frieze, running animals at either side, bordered by tendrils and trefoil motifs, mounted, circa 6th-8th Century A.D., 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) long; another with details in dark brown, the interlace frieze of linked tondos each with the running figure of a lion, an interlace rosette at either end, flanked by borders of elaborate interconnecting chains, mounted, circa 6th Century A.D., 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) long; and a clavus strip with three registers of stylized dancers with cymbals(?), each with right arm raised, details in russet brown and white, mounted in glazed frame, 4th-6th Century A.D., 12½ in. (32 cm.) long (4)


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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s (see lots 25-62).


    Pre-Lot Text

    EGYPTIAN AND COPTIC
    PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION