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Figure of a Saint Holding Book in Left Hand

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 10th–11th century C.E.
    PERIOD Fatimid Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 3/8 x 3/4 x 8 9/16 in. (8.6 x 1.9 x 21.8 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Ruth Tishner Costantino
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Standing male figure with a halo. He holds a book in his left hand; his right hand upraised. Back and sides are flat.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Coptic. Figure of a Saint Holding Book in Left Hand, 10th–11th century C.E. Wood, 3 3/8 x 3/4 x 8 9/16 in. (8.6 x 1.9 x 21.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ruth Tishner Costantino, 30.27. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), CUR.30.27_view1_ICA.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.30.27_view1_ICA.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), 2007
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