London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT
4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
With central medallion of a crouching huntsman warding off a wild animal with a shield, a rock in his right hand, with animated figures of four other huntsmen with shields, a lion and hare in between; and a Coptic border fragment with two vertical columns of eleven busts within scrolling tendril medallions, details in dark purple, circa 5th-6th Century A.D., both mounted and glazed
4¼ x 5 in. (10.7 x 12.7 cm.) and 9 13/16 x 4 15/16 in. (25 x 12.5 cm.) respectively (2)
Heidi Vollmoeller; acquired in 1986 (item one) and in 1953 from Koutoulakis, Paris (item two).
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Item two: Seltene Antike Koptische, Islamische und Präkolumbianische Stoffe Sowie Teile Alter Vorderasiatischer Teppiche, Galerie Heidi Vollmoeller, Zurich, 2001, 10, p. 8, no. 05.
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