Textile fragment with the fine polychrome depiction of a sitting youth or child, probably Eros, holding a basket as symbol of abundance.
The small chubby figure has curled yellow hair and wears a colored belt only.
The burgundy red friezes are separated by ornamental bands and show a profusion of colored flowers and leafs inside.
Wool on linen
Coptic, Egypt, 4th/6th century AD
H. 5.8 cm (2.3 in)
W. 6 cm (2.36 in)
Frame 14.5 x 14.5 cm (5.7 in)
Fragmentary. Precious coloring and excellent design.
Auktionshaus Bloss, Merzhausen (Germany), June 2010.
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