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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 177

    TWO LARGE COPTIC TEXTILE BORDER FRAGMENTS

    6TH-9TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    TWO LARGE COPTIC TEXTILE BORDER FRAGMENTS
    6TH-9TH CENTURY A.D.
    The brown borders with two gold bands, and central polychrome band with red ground, woven with roundels enclosing a stylized horseman, with animal below and behind, a snake above, a smaller figure carrying a bird infront, alternating with conjoined flower filled amphorae and stylized foliate roundels
    50 in. (127 cm.) long max. (2)


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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.