London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
FIVE COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS
CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
Comprising two with red bud motifs on a light ground with dark ground coloured geometric patterned borders; another, of green and red with crosses within a diamond pattern; another fragment with a stylized leaf pattern in red and green; and another brightly coloured fragment of chevron design, all framed together
Largest fragment 24 in. (61 cm.) long; frame 70 x 25 in. (178 x 64 cm.) (5)
In a private collection, London, since the 1930s-1940s.
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