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Panel

Date:
6th–7th century
Geography:
Egypt
Culture:
Coptic
Medium:
Wood; carved
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 3/4 x 36 1/2 x 3/4 in. (22.3 x 92.7 x 1.9 cm)
Classification:
Wood
Credit Line:
Purchase, V. Everit Macy Gift, 1930
Accession Number:
30.112.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300
A medallion filled with a lion, a symbol of Christ, is flanked by cross-inscribed medallions. Holes on the underside suggest that the panel formed the crest of a piece of furniture or of a barrier.
[ Art market, Near East, until 1930; sold to MMA]
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