London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
SIX COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS
CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
A clavus panel with a brown running centaur surrounded by leafy branches and a roundel with an animal looking back on brown background, 6¼ x 6 in. (15.8 x 15.2 cm.); a rectangular clavus panel with two dancing huntsmen holding up a shield, between a running hare in dark brown, 14¼ x 6¼ in. (36.2 x 15.8 cm.); another rectangular clavus panel with fourteen dark purple roundels, each with either human figures or lions, 27¾ x 10¼ in. (70.5 x 26 cm.); a rectangle with a pair of cuff bands, each decorated in dark brown with a central dancing figure, one hand held up, the other down, with animals above and below, with scrolling wave pattern borders, 10 x 5¾ in. (25.3 x 14.6 cm.); a rectangular clavus panel with purple background, two standing figures with green hair, blue eyes and nose and blue, green, red and brown clothing details, between sixteen animals in profile with red, blue and green eyes, tips of ears and body markings, a fringe at one end, 23¼ x 4¼ in. (59 x 10.7 cm.); and a square with brown background, 4¾ in. (12 cm.) sq. (6)
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