28 April 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 12,500
GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
A LARGE COPTIC POLYCHROME TEXTILE WITH POMEGRANATE TREE
4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
Brightly coloured, with upward spreading branches emerging from the straight trunk, laden with the rounded fruit and large blade-shaped leaves, mounted
45 in. (114 cm.) high
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A. Stauffer, Textiles d'Egypte de la collection Bouvier, Bern, 1991, p. 37, fig. 2.
Cf. Stauffer, op. cit., pp. 35-53, for a discussion on similar trees.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premiumPlease note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.
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