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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1975.41.58.A
Title
Section of an Arch (one of two pieces)
Classification
Architectural Elements
Work Type
architectural element
Date
5th Century
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Egypt (Ancient)
Period
Byzantine period
Culture
Coptic
Location
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Limestone
Technique
Relief
Dimensions
23 x 52.5 cm (9 1/16 x 20 11/16 in.)
Provenance
Unknown, formerly in the Kevorkian Collection.
Information sheet in object folder reads: "Another fragment of the same arch is in the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria and it comes definitely from Oxyrhynchus."
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of The Hagop Kevorkian Foundation in memory of Hagop Kevorkian
Accession Year
1975
Object Number
1975.41.58.A
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Fragments 1975.41.58.A and B represent two adjoining parts of an arch. Elaborate acanthus scroll frieze, in high relief, with tendril-bordered medallions containing central fruit, flower, or vine leaf. Chevronesque vegetal pattern on lower border.
Exhibition History

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/31/2019 - 01/05/2020

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