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Panel with Winged Figures

Object Name:
5th century
From Egypt
Wood; painted in encaustic
H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm) W. 19 1/8 in. (48.6 cm) Th. 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1939
Accession Number:
Not on view
The pair of naturalistically rendered winged figures, possibly angels, are painted in encaustic, or melted colored wax, the medium used for the earliest surviving icons.
[ Frank Tano, New York, until 1939; sold to MMA]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Age of Spirituality," November 19, 1977–February 12, 1978, no. 596.

Grube, Ernst J. "Three Miniatures from Fustat in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York." Ars Orientalis vol. 5 (1963). pp. 89-96, ill. fig. 5 a,b (b/w).

Wietzmann, K., ed. "Late Antique and early Christian Art, 3rd–7th century." In Age of Spirituality. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979. no. 596, p. 669, ill. (b/w).

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