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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 180

    TWO COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS WITH PARROTS

    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    TWO COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS WITH PARROTS
    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY A.D.
    Brightly coloured, each facing right with large eyes and open beaks, 5 in. (12.5 cm.) long av.; and a group of fragmentary textile borders, roundels and clavi including another polychrome fragmentary bird; two brightly coloured flowers and a similar foliate band; and a square textile fragment, woven in dark red on a white ground with a seated naked figure holding bunch of grapes, all 4th-7th Century A.D., 15 in. (38 cm.) long max., mounted in seven frames (17)


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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.