Antique Egyptian Textile 46175
This enthralling antique Egyptian textile depicts an alluring repeating pattern with human figures rendered in a combination of fiery reds and sultry yellows.
8 ft 7 in (2.62 m)
8 ft 9 in (2.67 m)
Antique Egyptian Textile, Country of Origin: Egypt, Circa Date: Late 19th century – Embodying the nuanced traits and intangible style of primitive modernism, this exquisite antique Egyptian textile features strong, saturated colors and abstract details that are combined in a truly delightful manner. Rows of decorative checkers and zigzagging stripes divide the expansive body and the continuous narrative scenes into horizontal sections. The angular figures feature abstract expressions and the perspectival flattening that is so charming and archetypically Egyptian. Mottled block print-style colors feature a vivid combination of saffron-yellows, fiery reds, kohl blacks and cool hues. Graceful scalloped edges with ogival lines complete the phenomenal composition of this exceptional antique Egyptian textile. This stunning antique piece embodies a sort of primitive modernity and abstract nature that has now become a part of modern art.