4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
TWENTY-ONE COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS
CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
Including a border with a standing figure holding grape clusters and a bust in a roundel; an undyed roundel with a rider; a bright polychrome border with a stylized figure and geometric patterns; a fragmentary border with a standing figure; a fragment from a border with a nude figure standing with his arms raised; a figure amidst vines; a rectangular panel with a stylized figure on a red ground; a roundel with a figure riding a sea creature; a fragment of a polychrome square panel with a figure riding a feline; an undyed border with a standing figure amidst vines; an undyed square panel with two dancers divided by a plain border; a polychrome roundel with two figures; a fragmentary undyed roundel with two figures flanking a tree; an undyed square panel with a stylized bust bordered by geometric roundels; an undyed roundel with a standing nude figure; a stylized hare within an elaborate roundel on a red ground; an undyed rectangular panel with an Eros riding a sea monster in the central roundel, an Eros in each corner, two with baskets of fruit, two with birds; a square panel with a hare in the center bordered by two fish and two dolphins; the upper portion of a roundel with two figures flanking a rearing spotted animal; an undyed square panel with four hares; and a fragment of red panels on a green ground with yellow details
First: 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long (21)
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This lot is offered without reserve.
Acquired prior to 1980.
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