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Light brown, traces of white priming; inscription in Greek characters painted in dull black on both sides; split lengthwise. Contains name of Athanasius, (Bishop of Alexandria).

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, 7th century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Egypt

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .216 H. .06 W.

Accession Number

72.4358

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions