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#265 - Middle East

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Two remnants of ancient needlework, possibly Egyptian, 4th–7th century, likely gathered by noted art collector Kirkor Minassian during his frequent journeys to the Middle East. First is a pictorial textile fragment, 8 x 6, comprised of a tan background with dark brown fabric figures conversing, wearing head coverings resembling Egyptian headdresses. Second is a decorative textile, 2 x 10, featuring a circular pendant design below a strip with five symbols; this fragment is sewn to a slightly larger fabric backing. Various loss and unraveling to the pictorial fragment, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by a card noting that these were originally purchased with contributions at Minassian Sale in New York, April 6, 1925; also accompanied by a photocopy of a New York Times article advertising the sale, describing it as ‘A Colorful Collection of decorative art of the Near East…gathered in the course of his travels by Kirkor Minassian.’ RR Auction COA.

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