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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 40

    THREE COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    THREE COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.
    All undyed, one a rectangular panel with figures amidst trees and vines, including a draped female figure and a youthful male with curly hair, a seated bearded figure and an Eros below, bordered on the left side with roundels, one with a centaur, one with a lion attacking a stag; a rectangular narrative panel with several standing figures amidst flowering vines, including two bearded hoofed and horned satyrs; and a square panel preserving three roundels, one with a lion, one with an armed figure, all bordering a central panel preserving portions of a figure with one leg raised
    First: 16½ in. (41.9 cm.) wide (3)


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    One illustrated.

    Provenance

    First two: with Christian Grand, Zurich, 1970.
    Third: Auktion Koller, Zurich, November 1974, lot 32.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
    LOTS 40-50