27 October 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE HEIDI VOLLMOELLER COLLECTION
The collection of antiquities of the late Heidi Vollmoeller (1916-2004) has been sold in two previous sales, 29 October 2003 and 28 April 2004.
A COPTIC WOOL AND LINEN TEXTILE PANEL WITH CENTAUR
CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
The square panel with details in vibrant colour, the central roundel with a prancing centaur playing the double flute, each linked corner roundel with figures wearing billowing mantles, one carrying a duck in his arms the others with shields and raised stones(?), a laden fruit basket at each side, the panel attached to a long fringed border, glazed, with crack
20½ x 18 1/8 in. (52 x 46 cm.) approx.
The Heidi Vollmoeller collection: acquired in 1953 from Koutoulakis, Paris.
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Seltene Antike Koptische, Islamische und Präkolumbianische Stoffe Sowie Teile Alter Vorderasiatischer Teppiche, Galerie Heidi Vollmoeller, Zurich, 2001, 10, p. 12, no. 09.
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