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TWO COPTIC PAINTED POTTERY VESSEL FRAGMENTS

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TWO COPTIC PAINTED POTTERY VESSEL FRAGMENTS

CIRCA 5TH-MID 6TH CENTURY A.D.

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TWO COPTIC PAINTED POTTERY VESSEL FRAGMENTS CIRCA 5TH-MID 6TH CENTURY A.D. A plate fragment with bright polychrome painted detail comprising a female bust with large staring eyes, her hair bound up in a sakkos, halo behind, the forepart of a rampant animal to one side with a palm frond, mounted; and a similar painted pottery sherd, with the upper part of a youth, his left arm outstretched towards the arm of another figure, details in orange and black, the vessel rim with thumb impressed indentations 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) and 5 in. (12.7 cm.) wide max. respectively (2)
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Item one: cf. J. Bourriau, Pottery from the Nile Valley before the Arab Conquest, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1981, p. 93, no. 184 for similar.

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