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Relief with a pattern of interlaced knots and rosettes

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Slab from a parapet, decorated in relief with a pattern of interlacing knots and rosettes. Reddish patina, right edge chipped, lower left corner broken off.


Before 1975: Sello Collection, Switzerland; 1975: Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr., Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr. to MFA, December 13, 1978

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr.

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, 5th century A.D.

Place of Manufacture


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 054.


Overall: 70 x 70 cm, 149 lb., 11.4 cm (27 9/16 x 27 9/16 in., 67.6 kg, 4 1/2 in.) Framed (Steel angle plate / two clips): 78.1 x 69.5 x 0.5 cm (30 3/4 x 27 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements