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3671

Antique Christian, Egyptian Coptic Textile saint George Defeating the Dragon

300 - 400 A.D.
Size 22" x 4"
Size 56 x 10cm

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H.Kevorkian Collection

Description Below

 

Early Christian Egyptian Coptic Textile

Origin: Egypt, Alexandria, Type: Fragment of a large 25cm. approx. roundel, Period: 3-4th Centuries
Warp: Material: linen, tan, natural Spin/Ply: 5 spun paired Density: 38/in
Weft: Material: wool dyed dark brown, silk, ivory, natural Spin/Ply: 5 spun; Density: 80in.
Decoration/Surface: Technique: Slit tapestry with much curved weftings; remains of balanced, 5 spun linen plainweave ground.
Remarks: Woven along with the ground on the loom rather than separately and then sewn into a prepared hole. The roundel depicts a plant whose stalk ends in a heart-shaped blossom and round branching flowers; woven in the usual weft direction rather than warpwise- The presence of silk indicates a high quality workshop


 

 

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