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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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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

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Gift of the Department of Classical Art

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


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

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The Ancient World