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Icon with Three Church Fathers

Date:
ca. 1500 or later
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Ivory with dark stain
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 x 1/4 in. (6.7 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.130
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 303
The church fathers identified by inscriptions on this small icon, Saints Basil, John Chrysostom, and Gregory [of Nazianzos], played a critical role in establishing church doctrine during the first centuries of Christianity.
Inscription: Greek inscription: Ss. Basil, Chrysostom, Gregory.
J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
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