London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A COPTIC WOOL AND LINEN FRAGMENT FROM A HANGING
CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
Depicting a standing athlete, possibly a wrestler, wearing a torque and dark blue kilt, hands on hips, a sandalled foot and lower section of folded drapery of two figures visible above, repaired, mounted
29 x 17¼ in. (74 x 44 cm.)
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It has been suggested that the imagery of the above textile is taken from mosaics of athletes and gymnasts in the Baths of Caracalla, Rome.
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