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A COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT

CIRCA 5TH CENTURY A.D.

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A COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY A.D.
With a branching 'Tree of Life' growing from a fluted twin-handled vase, flanked by two goats and a figure in the branches above, in dark purple; and a Coptic wool and linen textile fragment with a left hand holding a foliate branch, 4th-5th Century A.D., both mounted and glazed
10 5/8 x 9 7/16 in. (27 x 24 cm.) and 6½ x 5 1/8 in. (16.6 x 13 cm.) respectively (2)
Provenance
Heidi Vollmoeller; acquired in Zurich, 1965 (item one) and in 1986 (item two).
Item one with old printed label on reverse "Cleveland Museum of Art, TR 16085/306".
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PUBLISHED:
Seltene Antike Koptische, Islamische und Präkolumbianische Stoffe Sowie Teile Alter Vorderasiatischer Teppiche, Galerie Heidi Vollmoeller, Zurich, 2001, 10, p. 36, no. 0328 (item one) and p. 48, no. 0421 (item two).

For a similar textile to item one, cf. D. Thomas, Coptic Textiles in The Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1971, p. 14, no. 2.
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