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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)
INSCRIPTIONS "O God of Saint Asclas andof 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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