6 December 2007
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A COPTIC TEXTILE PANEL
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY A.D.
Rectangular in form, centered by two dancers, vines and a bird in the field, enclosed within a border of roundels, four with busts, perhaps the winds or the seasons, the others with geometric and vegetal patterns, of linen and natural, dark brown, green and red wool
16½ (41.9 cm.) long
with Christian Grand, Zurich, 1972.
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