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Ancient Coptic Textile. Egyptian Coptic. Tunic Border textile fragment.

300-200 A.D.

Size 5.5" x 4"
Size 12 x 10cm

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From : H.Kevorkian Collection

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Spiral Textile Ancient Design Modern Hands

Ancient Coptic Textile


 
 
Origin: Egypt, Alexandria, Type: border fragment, Period: 4th Century
Warp: Linen and wool pattern weft on a wool warp in slit tapestry technique with some curved wefting. 14-15 warps/cm.
Colors: Brick red, brown-black, beige, olive brown, rust red. Tunic border with a pattern of 3 complete male figures carrying ducks moving briskly rightwards, cloaks flying behind them. An upper border of small roundels enclosing flowers, and a wide lower band of lappets and palmettes; finishing with a narrow vertically banded stripe. Remains of the top end finish of warps returned over 2 cords. The figures with their large, round staring eyes, pompador hairstyles, lively poses and flowing classical garments all are consistent with a 4th century date, as are the saturated and widely ranged colors.

 

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