Ancient Coptic Egyptian Artifacts & Textiles
3rd - 5th century AD

All my Egyptian artifacts were legally exported from Egypt prior to the 1970 UNESCO treaty, and subsequent international trade laws regarding antiquities. The items are from old American and European collections and auctions.



Coptic Egypt, c. 480 - 650 AD. Terracotta souvenir pilgrim flask. Depicts Saint Menas on one side, flanked by camels, his arms outstretched in blessing. Above each arm is a quincunx, representing a cross; all within a beaded circular border. Measures 3 7/8" (10.1 cm) tall. Missing most of one handle, otherwise intact! ref: Bailey, Ptolemaic and Roman Terracottas from Egypt, p. 118, no 3415. Small flasks were probably produced at the pilgrimage center of Abu Mena, south-west of Alexandria, to sell to the devout as a souvenir of a visit. They have been deduced to have contained holy water or oil from the shrine. Ex old English collection. #1210184x2: $575

Roman Egypt, c. 3rd - 4th Century AD. Attractive Coptic bone jar. A nice example with lathe-cut concentric grooves and raised central ridge, the sides tapering inward at center with widening mouth. The bottom has been perfectly fitted into the base and also decorated with incised concentric circles as is the interior of the vessel itself. H: 3 3/8" (5.6 cm). Intact with minor chip on rim, may have originally had a lid. Ex Old English Private Collection. Large and gorgeous! #AE2126: $375

Ancient Coptic Textiles. Ex-Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Deaccession

A long and intricate Coptic textile panel, Ex Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Egypt, c. 3rd - 4th Century AD, linen and wool, probably from a tunic. The strip of deep brown decoration consist of a vase with flowers and floral devices within a stylized border. The piece is custom mounted on a linen backing and within an antique frame. Textile: 13 1/4" x 2" (33 x 5.1 cm); Frame: 14 1/2" x 4 1/2" (36.2 x 11.4 cm). Ex Santa Barbara Museum of Art deaccession, with original museum label with donor on back of frame. Museum catalog number 0.61.77.1; donor: "Gift of J. H. Schaffner". A great display piece with nice golden color (not represented well in these photos). #A10197: $799

Beautiful, colorful ancient Coptic textile panel, Ex Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Egypt, c. 3rd - 4th Century AD, linen and wool, probably from a tunic. Beautiful colors of red, green and yellow on a beige background. Textile measures 10 1/4 x 3 1/4", frame 14 1/2" x 4 1/2". Ex Santa Barbara Museum of Art deaccession, with original museum label with donor on back of frame. Museum catalog number 0.61.77.2; donor: "Gift of J. H. Schaffner". Gorgeous! #20109: $799



Ancient Coptic Egypt, c. 5th - 7th Century AD. Rectangular Coptic textile panel cut from a larger garment. Made from wool, with a central register containing various animals within a tongue border. Nice dark brown contrasting with the beige ground. 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" (12.1 x 8.8cm). Ex New York art dealer, acquired in the 1960's. #861216: $250


Coptic Egypt, c. 5th-7th century AD. Nice textile fragment decorated with blue flowers, outlined in black. 36 mm (1 3/8") dia. Ex early 20th Century German collection. #AE2088: $125



Ancient Coptic Egypt, c. 7th - 9th century AD. Large, colorful Coptic textile panel, the lower portion a solid red, the upper portion divided into five narrow rows, the central three row containing geometric devices. Wool. 7 1/2" x 4" (19x10.2cm). Ex New York art dealer, acquired in the 1960's. #861217: $225


Ancient Coptic Egypt, c. 5th - 7th Century AD. Attractive Coptic textile panel with a central solid brown register with two decorated squares. The first contains a male figure facing, wearing tunic and robe, seated on a lion, the second with a schematized floral device; the outer edges with an intricate border. Wool and linen. 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" (14x14cm). Ex New York art dealer, acquired in the 1960's. #861215: $275
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Gorgeous, colorful and intricate Coptic textile panel, Ex Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Egypt, c. 3rd - 4th Century AD, linen and wool, probably from a tunic. Central strip in colors of red, blue, green, white and orange, the outer edge decorated with rows of waves, in red with shite outline. All on a beige background. Textile measures 10 1/4 x 4 1/4", frame 11 1/4 x 5 3/4". Ex Santa Barbara Museum of Art deaccession, with original museum label with donor on back of frame. Museum catalog number 0.61.77.4; donor: "Gift of J. H. Schaffner". #20110: $899 SOLD
#11: K-n1kk, #12: K-ukk, #15: K-ly, #7: K-uyk, #4: K-n1yk, #5: K-uyk, #2: K-skk, #3: K-n2kk, #9: K-ckk, #6: K-n2kk, #1: K-ukk, #14: K-sukk, #10: K-sykk, #8: K-ykk, #13:slkk/4
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Roman Egypt. Fantastic and large Coptic wooden comb! c. 6th - 7th Century AD. Of long rectangular form with both fine and coarse teeth, the central portion decorated with crossed lines composed of incised concentric circles. A few teeth missing, but a well preserved example of an ancient hair comb! L: 6 1/4" (15.9 cm). Ex Los Angeles collection. #AR2097: $399
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Coptic Egypt, c. 6th - 10th Century AD. Nicely carved bone figure, with large eyes and stylized torso and arms. 2 1/2" (6.3 cm). Found at Edfu! Ex old English collection, purchased in Egypt in the early 20th Century. Intact and a very nice! #A11169: $350 SOLD