Large Coptic Textile

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 5th-7th century A.D.
Material: Wool
Dimensions: 20 cm x 17 cm; 32 cm x 35 cm (dimensions of the frame)
Price: 680 Euro
Ref: 1354
Provenance: German private collection, acquired prior to 1970.
Condition: Fragment of beautiful quality.
Description: Almost square textile fragment of ocher and dark brown wool depicting five round medallions. Top left and bottom right a rider with a raised arm. At the top right and bottom left birds and trees. In the centre medallion winged creatures swirling around a bearded hybrid (centaur?). Between the medallions dancers and floral decoration. Framed behind glass.