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Plaque engraved with the right arm of a crucifix, a representation of the moon, a standing haloed Saint John and an inscription (Greek). Hammered, turned, engraved, and tinned on both sides. In a frontal contrapposto pose, John wears a tunic and pallium that falls in a damp fold over the right...

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Provenance

1972, gift of Richard R. Wagner (b. 1907 - d. 2002), West Barnstable, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1972)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner

Plaque depicting Saint John

Byzantine, Byzantine, late 10th–11th century

Object Place

Turkey

Dimensions

20.32 x 10.79 cm (8 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1972.1035

Medium or Technique

Tin on copper (100% copper, traces of tin and lead)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork