6 December 2007
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
THREE COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.
All undyed, one a rectangular panel with figures amidst trees and vines, including a draped female figure and a youthful male with curly hair, a seated bearded figure and an Eros below, bordered on the left side with roundels, one with a centaur, one with a lion attacking a stag; a rectangular narrative panel with several standing figures amidst flowering vines, including two bearded hoofed and horned satyrs; and a square panel preserving three roundels, one with a lion, one with an armed figure, all bordering a central panel preserving portions of a figure with one leg raised
First: 16½ in. (41.9 cm.) wide (3)
First two: with Christian Grand, Zurich, 1970.
Third: Auktion Koller, Zurich, November 1974, lot 32.
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