Lot 47: Lovely Coptic marble relief depicting saints, Egypt
November 6, 2016
Montrose, CA, USALive Auction
Description: A lovely Coptic marble relief depicting saints, Egypt, c. 9th - 12th Century, part of a circular element divided in to registers, the five visible on the relief containing male and female heads, the two more central are facing the others in relief, the middle facing head appears to be female. Outside the raised border is graffito depicting Christian symbols, the fish being the most prominent of the 6 or so symbols. A beautiful piece in excellent style for the period. Mineral deposits throughout. 10 in x 9 in x 2 in (26.8 x 24.2 x 5 cm). Mounted on a custom metal base. Estate of Joseph T. Butler, Tarrytown, NY.
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