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1066
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1072
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1088
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1297
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1305
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1420
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2256
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2258
Coptic, 4th - 5th Century
2326
Coptic, 4th - 5th Century
2327
Coptic, 4th - 5th Century
2334
Coptic, 4th - 5th Century
2362
Coptic, 4th - 5th Century
2660
Coptic, 4th - 5th Century
2881
Coptic, 4th - 5th Century
3075
 


2327

Antique Coptic Textile. Egyption Coptic. Tunic Border textile 300-200 A.D.


Size 4" x 4"
Size 10 x 10cm

This textile  was purchased from Cairo museum by Dr.  C.E. Mullin in 1932

Description Below

Antique 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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