A COPTIC WOOL AND LINEN TEXTILE PANEL WITH CENTAUR CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D. - The square panel with details in vibrant colour, the central roundel with a prancing centaur playing the double flute, each linked corner roundel with figures wearing billowing mantles, one carrying a duck in his arms the others with shields and raised stones(?), a laden fruit basket at each side, the panel attached to a long fringed border, glazed, with crack 20½ x 18 1/8 in. (52 x 46 cm.) approx.
Square tapestry panel in multi-coloured wool depicting a bird and a cross-within-wreath (EA Egypt, Akhmim, century AD. The tapestry panel is applied on a linen plain weave, cut out when discovered at the end of the century