High quality and very rare Byzantine Weaving / textile, Coptic workshops of Egypt, ca. 5th.-7th. century AD.
A rarely seen piece on the market from a high point of the textile art during the Late Roman-Byzantine period of Egypt.
A multi-coloured rectangular fragment of a Tunic with a square with the portrait of an important male ruler of Christian figure, seen with his head twisted slightly to the left; squares around the portrait with what appear to be floral designs, top and bottom borders with symethric decoration. Interesting depiction that needs more research.
Size: 13 cm. long and 9 cm. wide.
Important and rare portrait from the Byzantine period.
Ex. Private Austrian Collection, started 1966.
Byzantine portrait textile, Coptic Egypt, 6th.- 7th. cent. AD