18 October 2005
A GROUP OF COPTIC TEXTILE TUNIC FRAGMENTS
CIRCA 5TH-8TH CENTURY A.D.
In linen and wool including a red tunic shoulder fragment with remains of a decorative square panel and clavus with erotes and animals, 15½ x 9¾ in. (39.5 x 24.8 cm.) max.; a fragment with two multicoloured decorative bands, each with figures with their hands raised in worship, mounted; a similar panel, monochrome, the bands with interlaced panels, 11½ x 7¼ in. (29.2 x 18.5 cm.) max.; another with figure of a huntsman with running lion in tondo above, 7 x 5¼ in. (18 x 13.3 cm.) max.; a multicoloured cruciform decorative panel with buildings(?) in each pendant terminal, 12¼ in. (31 cm.) diam. max.; three multicoloured clavi fragments and three monochrome clavi bands, 9 in. (23 cm.) long max.; an Early Islamic textile linen fragment with remains of silk and cotton woven decorative bands with stylized birds, 10th-11th Century A.D., 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long; and a pink and yellow silk fragment with chevron design, 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long (16)
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