London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
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
Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1960s.
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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.
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