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Inscription [inscription] "Oh Lord Christ Help Us. Marathus the Macedonian foundation (is responsible for this floor), in the name of Porphyrios son of Demetrios, paid for by one Niketa, from Philadelphia also a Macedonian city." Colors: blue-black (letters) on white. From the floor of a church...

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Provenance

Said to be from the floor of a church complex near (at) Marathus or Homs (Edessa); by date unknown: with George Zacos, Engelgasse 65, Basel, Switzerland; 1970: gift to Department of Classical Art, MFA from an Anonymous Source; accessioned by MFA as gift of Department of Classical Art, April 8, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of the Department of Classical Art

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 450–462

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H.: 0.775m. W.: 0.777m.

Accession Number

1970.323

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mosaics