London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A COPTIC WOOL AND LINEN TUNIC
CIRCA 3RD-5TH CENTURY A.D.
Comprising two embroidered clavi down either side of the tunic, and a panel on each sleeve, a frieze of animals and birds, with border of spiral hooks, 21¾ in. (52.7 cm.) high, 46½ in. (118 cm.) across sleeves; and two similar Coptic textile frieze fragments of lion medallions with central octagonal motif, the tasselled borders with interlacing hexagons and crosses in the centre, one fragment with two human figures and fringed tassel below, 38 in. (96.5 cm.) long max. (3)
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