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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1975.41.51
Title
Architectural Frieze
Classification
Architectural Elements
Work Type
architectural element
Date
5th century
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Egypt (Ancient)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Coptic
Location
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Limestone
Dimensions
30.5 x 90 cm (12 x 35 7/16 in.)
Provenance
The Hagop Kevorkian Collection, New York, (by 1975), sold; to the Fogg Museum of Art, 1975.
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
1975.41.51
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This freize is decorated with a scroll issuing from the mouth of a fish (dolphin?). Loops of the scroll are filled with cones encircled by acanthus leaves.
Publication History

"Pagan and Christian Egypt: Egyptian Art from the First to the Tenth Century A.D." (1941), Brooklyn Museum, p. 27, no. 56

Exhibition History

Pagan and Christian Egypt: Egyptian Art from the First to the Tenth Century AD, Brooklyn Museum of Art, 01/23/1941 - 03/09/1941

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

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