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Auction archive: Lot number 285

A PAIR OF COPTIC WOOL AND LINEN CLAVI FRAGMENTS

Auction 29.10.2003
29 Oct 2003
Estimate
£1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,676 - US$2,514
Price realised:
£1,762
ca. US$2,953
Auction archive: Lot number 285

A PAIR OF COPTIC WOOL AND LINEN CLAVI FRAGMENTS

Auction 29.10.2003
29 Oct 2003
Estimate
£1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,676 - US$2,514
Price realised:
£1,762
ca. US$2,953
Beschreibung:

A PAIR OF COPTIC WOOL AND LINEN CLAVI FRAGMENTS 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D. Each band in purple on an undyed background, comprising a frieze of animals including lions, hares, deer, hounds and a bull, between acanthus tendrils, a reserved peacock at one end, the other band with a female bust, 28 in. (71 cm.) and 25 1/8 in. (64 cm.) long respectively; and a fragmentary linen panel with applied twin multicoloured clavi and three roundels, the clavi with pendant finials, decorated with stylized figures wearing haloes between geometric and foliate motifs, clavi 8th-9th Century A.D., 49¼ in. (125 cm. long) (3)

Auction archive: Lot number 285
Auction:
Datum:
29 Oct 2003
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
Beschreibung:

A PAIR OF COPTIC WOOL AND LINEN CLAVI FRAGMENTS 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D. Each band in purple on an undyed background, comprising a frieze of animals including lions, hares, deer, hounds and a bull, between acanthus tendrils, a reserved peacock at one end, the other band with a female bust, 28 in. (71 cm.) and 25 1/8 in. (64 cm.) long respectively; and a fragmentary linen panel with applied twin multicoloured clavi and three roundels, the clavi with pendant finials, decorated with stylized figures wearing haloes between geometric and foliate motifs, clavi 8th-9th Century A.D., 49¼ in. (125 cm. long) (3)

Auction archive: Lot number 285
Auction:
Datum:
29 Oct 2003
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
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