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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1975.41.131.C
Title
Section of an Architectural Frieze (one of two pieces)
Classification
Architectural Elements
Work Type
architectural element
Date
5th Century
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Egypt (Ancient)
Period
Byzantine period
Culture
Coptic
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/331548
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Limestone
Technique
Relief
Dimensions
15.2 x 12.3 cm (6 x 4 13/16 in.)
Provenance
Unknown, formerly of the Kevorkian Collection. Said to be from Bawit.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of The Hagop Kevorkian Foundation in memory of Hagop Kevorkian
Accession Year
1975
Object Number
1975.41.131.C
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Fragmentary section of an architectural frieze decorated in flat, blocky relief. Stylized foliate garland with twisting leaves and three-petaled florets. Bordered along one long edge by a plain fillet.
Publication History

"Pagan and Christian Egypt: Egyptian Art from the First to the Tenth Century A.D." (1941), Brooklyn Museum, pp. 24-25, no. 45

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