London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENT
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY A.D.
With two dividing panels, on the left a female cutting down a fruit tree, and on the right a male figure dancing beside a lotus or ivy(?) branch, with a jumping rabbit and a frieze of date palms below, mounted and glazed
4½ x 6 in. (11.4 x 15.2 cm.)
Dr. Elie Borowski.
Heidi Vollmoeller; acquired in 1965.
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Seltene Antike Koptische, Islamische und Präkolumbianische Stoffe Sowie Teile Alter Vorderasiatischer Teppiche, Galerie Heidi Vollmoeller, Zurich, 2001, 10, pp. 30-31, no. 0178.
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