Coptic Textile Fragment - P.4489 - For Sale

Coptic Textile Fragment - P.4489
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Origin: Egypt
Circa: 600 AD to 800 AD
Dimensions: 11.75" (29.8cm) high x 2" (5.1cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Egyptian
Style: Coptic
Medium: Textile
As the Classical age drew to a close, the flowering of Christian Egypt produced a remarkable textile art. This tunic decoration, called a clavus, depicts motifs that are both pagan and Christian, a mixing of imagery not uncommon in Late Antiquity. A saint, apostle or evangelist, his head surrounded with a nimbus, shares space with flying spirits and wild beasts. Such a colorful masterpiece of the weaver's art seems to sum up the vitality, the vivid excitement of the age that created it. - (P.4489)

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