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1305

Ancient Coptic Textile. Large Egyptian Coptic Tunic Border Textile

400-500 A.D

Size 97" x 7"
Size 247 x 18cm

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From : H.Kevorkian Collection

Spiral Textile Ancient Design Modern Hands

Ancient Coptic Textile


 
 

Origin: Egypt, Alexandria Type: Ornamental Band from a Garment, Period: Late 5th Century
Warp: Material: wool, dark brown, dyed Spin/Ply: 5 spun Density: 19in.
Weft: Material: wool, dyed dark brown, golden-ivory, red, olive, navy Spin/Ply: 5 spun Density: 48-52in.
Decoration/surface:Material: linen embroidery Spin/Ply: 5 spun Technique: weft-faced, slit-tapestry, slight warpsharing,
twining, curved wefting
Finishes: side one only: 2 rows countered +3/-2 soumac wrapping; other outer edge repeated several times; all in dark
brown thick wool; on one remains of progressively thickening warp cables ending in a twisted fringe of gathered wefts; on
the other thickened warp bundles, an applied heavy twisted warp cable. Remarks: Humanoid figures, highly stylised animals.
The framing arches forfigures in standing or dancing poses appears throughout Late Antique and Coptic periods, becoming
more abstracted. The centre medallion with vases may indicate a shouldfold-over point. The garment may have had a similar
band on the other side.

 

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