London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A COPTIC REDDISH-BROWN WOOL AND LINEN FRINGED PANEL
3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
Embroidered with a central medallion of interlacing scrolls and rosettes within pointed octagons, with a surrounding frieze of plants, with two L-shaped panels made up of a similar design, unmounted
54 x 39 in. (137.2 x 99 cm.); medallion 18 in. (46 cm.) diam.
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Cf. D. Thompson, Coptic Textiles, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1971, p. 12, no. 1, for a similar roundel.
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