A beautiful Coptic squared panel divided in five sections displaying a floral decoration in brown wool thread against a coarse linen background. This decorative panel could have easily been part of a tunic as a decoration.
Date: Circa 4th-6th century AD Condition: Very fine with clear and visible details.
During the Early Coptic period (3rd – 4th centuries AD), the primary decorative themes were taken from nature and Classical mythology and were certainly also influenced by Roman iconology. By the Middle Coptic period (5th – 7th centuries AD), depictions included abstract natural elements and Christian symbolism.
Coptic textiles, whose production began in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD in Egypt, were hand woven with unbleached linen warps and dyed wool wefts. This beautiful Coptic textile managed to survive thanks to the dry and hot desert climate.
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