Late Antique Coptic Textile Fragment - PF.2113 - For Sale

Late Antique Coptic Textile Fragment - PF.2113
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Origin: Egypt
Circa: 4 th Century AD to 7 th Century AD
Dimensions: 6.5" (16.5cm) high x 5.125" (13.0cm) wide
Collection: Egyptian
Style: Coptic
Medium: Textile
For centuries, the native weavers of Egypt were famous for the richness of their work. Using intricate patterns and vivid colors, Coptic weavers created masterpieces of textile art. Coptic textiles, used for rugs, wall hangings and clothing appliques, were exported throughout the Roman and Byzantine empires. However, the finest surviving examples come from Egypt itself, where a dry climate has preserved the delicate fabric. Intimate in scale yet monumental in vision, these woven pictures speak of a world alive with color and movement. This pear- shaped applique was worked with a brilliant red palette. It depicts an abstract flowering plant. The person who first wore it must have had a great love of bold color and patterns. Knowing nothing else about that individual, we nonetheless feel we have touched upon their world in an intimate way. - (PF.2113)

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