London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A GROUP OF COPTIC TEXTILE TUNIC FRAGMENTS
CIRCA 5TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.
Comprising a red short double border fragment with swimming fish, 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) long; a polychrome fragment with a cross, 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) across; two red squares each with rosettes bordering a central square, one with a dancing figure, the other with a hare, 7 in. (17.8 cm.) sq. av.; a long border with frieze of birds and lions within roundels on a red background, four lions highlighted on yellow, red and two green backgrounds, 27 7/8 in. (70.8 cm.) long; a rectangle with two short purple borders with dancing figures between lions and hares surrounded by tendrils with trefoils, wave pattern edge, 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) long; a border fragment with lions within octagons, dark purplish-brown, 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) long; another with lions, birds, fish and plants, 9½ in. (24.1 cm.) long; another with reddish-purple rosettes each with central cross, details in cream, 9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) long; a square with central lion, dark brown, 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) across; and two other fragments (12)
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