Antique textile in Anthony J Sargeant Collection

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Framed and glazed textile fragment bought by Tony at Sotheby’s Amsterdam in the 1990s (It is difficult to photograph through the glass). It is probably 16th or 17th century and may be Coptic in origin. The image shows the Virgin Mary with John and the Christ Child. The embroidery is silk overlaid with gold wire work in many areas. The fragment has been cut out from a larger textile and mounted onto old velvet.

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