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Lot 51: Three Coptic Textile Fragments, Coptic Period, ca. 4th - 6th Century CE

Est: $600 - $900
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Sands of Time Ancient Art

October 18, 2022, 12:00 PM EST
Washington, DC, US
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Description

Three Coptic Textile Fragments, Coptic Period, ca. 4th - 6th Century CE, A selection of ten coptic textile fragments, excellent study examples demonstrating various weaving techniques from very fine to utilitarian, various motifs and good coloration to many including reds, greens, purple and blue, usually on a cream ground. Coptic textiles are among the great heritages from antiquity and one of the finest groups of textiles in the history of art. Found by archeologists in great numbers — the industry was state-controlled and has an enthusiastic Empire-wide market — these textiles include (often only in fragments) wall hangings, blankets and other larger pieces, but are for the most part trimmings that were applied to costly garments. Both lay and clerical robes in the late Roman period were basically of plain un-patterned cloth but were adorned with highly decorative vertical bands, squares, ovals, and circles sewn onto certain areas (shoulders, sleeves, etc.). All the designs in the present volume are based on such garment trimmings, most of them from clothing found on bodies in burials discovered in Egypt in 1884 by the Great French archeologist Gaston Maspero. (M. Gerspach, who selected the designs for the original edition, about 1890, was director of the Gobelins, the French national tapestry works).

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be as stated and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the ADCAEA and have established, to the best of our ability, this object has not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with this item.

Dimensions

Max length: 8 inches (20 cm)

Artist or Maker

Unknown

Medium

Linen

Date

Coptic Period, ca. 4th - 6th Century CE

Condition Report

Fragmentary as described

Provenance

Dr Ulrich Muller Collection, Zurich, acquired between 1968-78

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Payment (in U.S. funds) may be made via check, money order, credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, AMEX), PayPal or Bank Wire Transfer. For PayPal payments please use [email protected] email address for processing payments. Credit card and PayPal credit card payments will be subject to a 5% surcharge due to credit card processing fees.

Shipping Terms

As a service to our clients, shipping is handled in-house within 1-3 business days of completed payment. Shipping and handling fees will be added to your invoice unless items are picked-up at our gallery. Buyers will receive an invoice detailing their purchases, sales tax (where applicable), buyer's premium, and shipping/insurance charges. We ship via USPS and FedEx and calculate based on the total package weight and destination. Multiple lots purchased will be shipped at a reduced rate.

**The buyer is responsible for paying the customs fees, duties, import taxes, and any related charges. Customs can cause delays in arrival of your shipment, which the seller has no control over. Please consider these charges and delays when making your purchase.
NOTE: Sands of Time will NOT falsify customs value on any international shipments - what you pay is what we declare, no exceptions. There are a small number of international countries we cannot ship to. If you have questions about this, please inquire BEFORE bidding**

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Condition

The condition described above provides a general overview of the property.
As we are not professional conservators or restorers, we suggest you consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. All lots offered are available for inspection at our gallery or via Zoom prior to the auction. Please note, any condition statement made by Sands of Time is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Most objects will be accompanied by a physical file maintained from the late 1970s to 2014 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art. betwe

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