Coptic. <em>Funerary Stela with Boy Standing in a Niche</em>, 4th-5th century C.E. Limestone, ancient and modern paint in ochre, dark terracotta, brown, black and flesh-tone, 27 9/16 x 9 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. (70 x 24.5 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.129. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 58.129.jpg)

Funerary Stela with Boy Standing in a Niche

Artist:Coptic

Medium: Limestone, ancient and modern paint in ochre, dark terracotta, brown, black and flesh-tone

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Dates:4th-5th century C.E.

Dimensions: 27 9/16 x 9 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. (70 x 24.5 x 16.5 cm)

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Accession Number: 58.129

Image: 58.129.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Limestone funerary stela with rounded top, painted ochre, dark terracotta, brown, black, and flesh-tone. Male figure, frontal, recessed in a rectangular niche, wearing tunic painted dark terracotta with two black claves. The feet, hands, tunic, and eyes are outlined in black; sandals painted on feet. Objects clasped in both hands, in right hand an unpainted and unidentified object, in the left an object painted black, perhaps the so-called wreath of justification. Above, a sun disc in relief with painted uraei. Condition: Chipped in several places. A considerable amount of paint has flaked off, especially from the tunic.

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