06 août 2018

Tapestry with horseman, Egypt (Coptic), 7th century

Tapestry with horseman, dyed wool and undyed linen, Egypt (Coptic), 7th century. Diam: 20 cm. Inv. no. 3/2006. © The David Collection. A dry climate has preserved large numbers of colorful tapestries that were produced in Egypt by Coptic Christians both before and after the Muslim conquest in 641. Their decoration first and foremost reflects the motifs of Late Antiquity, but also the textiles that were woven by the Byzantines, who had ruled Egypt for periods. The use of the tapestry or kilim techniques and wool and linen as... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2017

Forge and Lynch Ltd at London Art Week 2017

An Egyptian pottery Jar, circa 2600-2500 B.C., 23 cm. 9 in. Forge and Lynch Ltd. © 2017 London Art Week Provenance: J.H.H.Claessen (1926-2006), Netherlands. A Coptic textile fragment depicting a dancer, 4th-5th century A.D, 75 cm. by 25 cm. 29 1⁄2 in by 10 in. Forge and Lynch Ltd. © 2017 London Art Week Provenance: Rose Choron (1916-2014) Switzerland, acquired between 1950s-80 Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. is a London and New York based firm of independent art... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2016

Fragment, Coptic, Egypt, 5th century

Fragment, Coptic, Egypt, 5th century. Wool, linen; plain weave, weft loop weave. H. 64 15/16 in. (165 cm) W. 50 9/16 in. (128.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gift of George F. Baker, 1890 (90.5.808) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This work is exhibited in the "New Discoveries: Early Liturgical Textiles from Egypt, 200–400" exhibition, on view through September 5th, 2016 at The Met Fifth Avenue.
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01 juillet 2014

Cairo Under Wraps: Exhibition of early Islamic textiles features nearly 80 rare and delicate fabrics

  Qasab fragment with ducks and parrots Gauzy linen tabby with silk and gold tapestry Egypt Mid-11th century 980.78.111.A Wilkinson Collection, Gift of Albert and Federico Friedberg. TORONTO.- Cairo Under Wraps: Early Islamic Textiles, a Centennial exhibition on view at the Royal Ontario Museum, highlights the ROM’s collection of early Islamic textiles, dating largely from the 8th to 12th centuries. More than half of the exhibition’s approximately 80 fabrics are on public display for the first time and many of the oldest were... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2009

"Unearthing the Truth: Egypt’s Pagan and Coptic Sculpture" @ the Brooklyn Museum

Forgery: Female Bust purporting to be Holy Wisdom holding an orb and staff BROOKLYN, NY.- An exhibition of thirty works from the Brooklyn Museum’s permanent collection of Late Antique Egyptian stone sculptures (395–642 A.D.) that includes several examples of reworked or repainted works and some that appear to be modern forgeries, opens today, February 13, 2008. These ancient sculptures were carved from a soft Egyptian limestone and feature both pagan and Christian scenes and symbols. Some were tomb portraits of the deceased,... [Lire la suite]
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