London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A COPTIC TEXTILE POLYCHROME HANGING FRAGMENT
3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
With pink flower buds with green stems on a blue background, mounted and glazed
9 13/16 x 7½ in. (25 x 19 cm.)
Heidi Vollmoeller; acquired in 1950, Paris.
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Seltene Antike Koptische, Islamische und Präkolumbianische Stoffe Sowie Teile Alter Vorderasiatischer Teppiche, Galerie Heidi Vollmoeller, Zurich, 2001, 10, p. 10, no. 012.
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