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Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Steatite
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 5th-7th century C.E.
    PERIOD Late Antique Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 9/16 × 7/16 × 2 7/8 in. (3.9 × 1.1 × 7.3 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oblong black steatite mould. Reverse: negative of equal-armed cross with suspension loop. Obverse: negative conventionalized crucifixion (?): bust of conventionalized cruciferous nimbed Christ flanked by nimbed thieves (?), within circle with suspension loop. Condition: Good. Each lower corner missing. Details of negatives worn by use.
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