Coptic Wool and Linen Tunic

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 3rd-5th century A.D.
Material: Linen, wool
Dimensions: 50 cm x 49 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 1386
Provenance: From an old French private collection. Last in a Parisian auction house.
Condition: Fragment of high quality.
Description: Almost completely preserved front of a wool and linen Coptic tunic. The workmanship of high-quality and colourful in red, white, green, brown and black fabrics. Left and right two embroidered clavi with an edge of white, brown, green and red rectangles. The clavi with white embroidered stylized animals and floral plants. The bottom end is formed by the typical, leaf-shaped medallion, the so-called sigillum with stylized faces. Below the neck a large collar in Egyptian tradition with stylized humans, birds and fish. On the shoulders two large medallions, left with a winged, human figure, on the right a stylized black face surrounded by winged creatures. Mounted carefully on a black paper.