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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    TEN COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS

    CIRCA 4TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

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    TEN COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS
    CIRCA 4TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    All polychrome, eight of linen and wool, including a rectangular fragment with stylized animals and human figures; a square panel preserving the upper portions of a figure amidst flowers; a small rectangular panel with a bird and a bowl of fruit; a rectangular panel formed of birds and large vessels adorned with birds, patched together on ancient linen, buds in the field; one with a rider and a standing figure; a rectangular geometric panel with interlocking lozenges; a rectangular panel with rosettes, buds, and a floral border; a broad weave panel preserving the upper portions of two facing peacocks; and two silk fragments, possibly Sasanian, one a foliate roundel, one a rectangular panel with elaborate geometric patterns
    First: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) wide (10)


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    Two illustrated.

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION