A Villanovan bronze lid or applique with stylized bird heads, c. 8th Century BC. The three birds are similar, each having a long curved beak, and a sinuous neck that curves down to the rectangular base which sits above a pair of flanges. H: 1 5/8" (4.2 cm). Some minor corrosion to the edges of the disk. Mounted on a custom base. Ex Dr. Gilles Collection, Germany, acquired during the 1950ís & 60ís.
A bronze serrated harpoon, India, Uttar Pradesh, c. 1500 - 1200 BC, comprised of multiple barbs along the length of the slim blade. The base with a pair of hold for attachment to shaft and/or streamers. Well used in antiquity and quite substantial. L: 14 7/8" (37.8 cm). Ex Los Angeles collection.
A rectangular Coptic textile panel with colorful geometric decoration, Egypt, c. 7th - 9th Century AD, linen and wool. The panel is coarsely woven with bright red and yellow off-set by black. Some areas or loss and minor staining. 22 1/2" x 12 3/4" (64 x 42 cm). Ex Virginia private collection.
A large portion of a Coptic tunic, Egypt, c. 4th - 5th Century AD, linen and wool, with hemmed neck or under arm slit above a long intricate band decorated with alternating geometric devices. Below is a large orbiculus with a very beautiful and intricate interlocking geometric motif. Very well preserved and a wonderful example of the Roman weaverís craft. 42" x 15 3/4" (106.4 x 39.4 cm). Ex Virginia private collection.
A large Coptic textile fragment with two geometric orbiculi, Egypt, c. 4th Century AD, the linen gauze-like and very fine with central seam. Each medallion or orbiculus is very intricate with a woven geometric pattern around four central circles. A very nice piece and a good example of the Roman weaverís craft. 16 1/2" x 13 1/4" (36.6 x 33 cm). Ex Virginia private collection.
A Coptic textile fragment with central medallion, Egypt, 5th - 7th Century AD, linen and wool. The central medallion is composed of a geometric motif within a narrow ring bordered by a wave pattern, parts colored in red and green. It is interesting to note that the decorative medallion on this fragment is originally from another garment and was sewn onto this one in antiquity. One of many examples of reuse of decorative elements on ancient Coptic garments. 10 1/2" x 7" (26.2 x 17.8 cm) ...click for details
A Coptic textile fragment with intricate detail, Egypt, c. 5th - 6th Century AD. The main part of the fragment is of a very fine linen with a central embroidered strip containing an intricate vine pattern, a fish and a standing male figure. To the side is a medallion containing a youth on horseback with cape flowing behind, a hound running below; all within a double row repeating vine pattern. A nice example of skilled weaving! Roughly 11 1/2" x 10" (29.3 x 25.4 cm). Ex Virginia priva ...click for details
A long and intricate Coptic textile panel, Ex Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Egypt, c. 3rd - 4th Century AD, linen and wool, probably from a tunic. The strip of deep brown decoration consist of a vase with flowers and floral devices within a stylized border. The piece is custom mounted on a linen backing and within an antique frame. Textile: 13 1/4" x 2" (33 x 5.1 cm); Frame: 14 1/2" x 4 1/2" (36.2 x 11.4 cm). Ex Santa Barbara Museum of Art deaccession, with original museum lab ...click for details
A nice Coptic textile fragment in custom mount, Egypt, c. 4th - 5th Century AD, with bright colors. The fragment is in the form of a stylized tree with fruit, within the center a heavily robed woman holding flowers or cornucopiae. Very nicely detailed and an excellent example of the skill of the Roman weaver. Textile: 4" x 2 1/8" (10.1 x 5.4 cm); Frame: 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" (21.5 x 16.5 cm). Ex Santa Barbara Museum of Art deaccession, with original museum label with donor on back ...click for details