London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A COPTIC DARK REDDISH-BROWN WOOL AND LINEN MEDALLION
3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
In the form of an eight pointed star, the central medallion decorated with interlacing scrolls and rosettes, the surrounding eight points embroidered with vine leaves and fruit, mounted and glazed
17¾ x 15¾ in. (45 x 40 cm.)
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Cf. L. Kybalová, Coptic Textiles, London, 1967, p. 121, no. 22, for an almost identical textile.
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