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Stela of Basile

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Marble, pigment
DATES 7th century C.E.
PERIOD Late Antique Period
DIMENSIONS 18 13/16 x 13 5/8 x 1 5/16 in. (47.8 x 34.6 x 3.4 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS "O God of Saint Asclas and of Saint Apollonios and of Saint Philemon, have mercy on the soul of the blessed Basile, thy servant, who died on the seventh day of Pachon at the beginning of the Fourteenth Indiction," as translated by the Index of Christian Art.
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Coptic. Stela of Basile, 7th century C.E. Marble, pigment, 18 13/16 x 13 5/8 x 1 5/16 in. (47.8 x 34.6 x 3.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 69.36. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), CUR.69.36_detail01_ICA.jpg)
IMAGE detail, CUR.69.36_detail01_ICA.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), 2007
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