Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Coptic Queen

"Black roundel with a nereid, or sea nymph, riding a dappled marine horse, and a dolphin behind the nereid’s shawl (Egypt, 4th-7th Century CE), natural linen and natural and black wool, 9 ½ x 9 ¾ inches (Gift of the Estate of Rose Choron, Godwin-Ternbach Museum)". Coptic weaving labeled "Coptic Queen" and 2 MJA versions from 1988 of a similar subject. Prismacolor pencils and metallic inks on parchment. The design is taken from a carved marble pediment. A Coptic tapestry - MJA Studio 1988 (with the metallic gold shining). More detail. Taken from a Coptic marble carving and added to the Coptic tapestry drawing.

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