27 October 2004
A FINE AND LARGE COPTIC TEXTILE WITH GRAPE VINE
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.
The rectangular panel with details in vibrant colour, divided into five sections, the central band with an undulating vine branch, laden with red and pink grape bunches, scrolling tendrils and leaves, flanked by bands with interlocking pattern infilled with quatrefoils embroidered in cream, the outside bands with overlapping green and red leaves, glazed, with crack
50 x 13½ in. (127 x 34.5 cm.) approx.
The Heidi Vollmoeller collection: acquired in 1978 or 1980, Hôtel Drouot, Paris.
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Seltene Antike Koptische, Islamische und Präkolumbianische Stoffe Sowie Teile Alter Vorderasiatischer Teppiche, Galerie Heidi Vollmoeller, Zurich, 2001, 10, p. 42, no. 399.
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