This is an Egyptian Coptic Tunic Decoration, c. 5th to 7th century A.D. A double-weave fabric in a brown colour, with a central strip of seven panels, one depicting a figure with six showing mythical animals with a decorated border. This would have been worn vertically on the tunic. Provenance: from the collection of the Late Robert Henry Hering. The artefact is in fine condition and measures 297mm x 134mm.

For centuries, the native weavers of Egypt were famous for the richness of their work. Using intricate patterns and vivid colours, 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.

Price: 130.00

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E194 Egyptian Coptic Tunic Decoration
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