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Fragment from a Frieze with Meander Pattern and Rosettes

Object Name:
Frieze fragment
Date:
500–600
Geography:
Said to be from Egypt, Bawit
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 11 13/16 in. (30 cm) W. 29 1/8 in. (74 cm) D. 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.217.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 302
The design of this deeply cut frieze includes variations on the Greek key motif and stylized rosettes. Coptic artisans delighted in such all-over pattern of light and shadow.
Wilhelm Bode, Berlin (until 1909; sold to MMA)
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