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Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
March 14–July 8, 2012
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: The Prophet Joel
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl718
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Prophet with a Plaque
Date: late 7th or 8th century
Medium: Ivory, carved
Accession Number: isl721
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint in Orant Pose
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl717
Rabbula Gospels
Date: completed 586
Medium: Ink and colors on parchment; 292 folios
Accession Number: isl517
Pauline Epistles from the Peshitta
Date: 622
Medium: Black and red inks on parchment; 143 folios
Accession Number: isl544
Fragmentary Stele with Orant Monk
Date: 6th–7th century
Medium: Limestone
Accession Number: isl432
Pair of Liturgical Fans (Rhipidia)
Date: 11th-12th century
Medium: Silver, repoussé relief
Accession Number: isl1718
Stele of Apa Shenoute
Date: 5th–6th century
Medium: Limestone
Accession Number: isl1727
Manuscript Folios, Isaiah 12:2-13:12
Date: 8th–9th century
Medium: Red and black ink on parchment; 7 folios
Accession Number: isl535
Fragment of a Panel with Brother George the Scribe
Date: 8th century
Medium: Tempera on Ficus sp.
Accession Number: isl780
Fragment of a Painted Panel with a Flower Motif
Date: 6th-7th century
Medium: Tempera on Ficus sp.
Accession Number: isl1759
The Fieschi Morgan Staurotheke
Date: early 9th century
Medium: Cloisonné enamel, silver, silver-gilt, gold, niello
Accession Number: 17.190.715a, b
Chalice with Scenes of the Adoration of the Cross
Date: 6th–7th century
Medium: Glass
Accession Number: isl1723
Octagonal Marriage Ring
Date: 7th century
Medium: Gold and niello
Accession Number: isl344
Jug with Medallions
Date: 6th–8th century
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: 67.200.2
Group of Six Pilgrim Tokens
Date: 6th-7th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: isl1733
Ampulla with Scenes of the Crucifixion and the Women at the Tomb
Date: 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Lead
Accession Number: isl340
Hexagonal Jug
Date: 6th–mid-7th century
Medium: Moulded glass
Accession Number: 99.21.3
Yellow-Green Hexagonal Glass Bottle with a Stylite Saint
Date: mid-5th–7th century
Medium: Moulded glass
Accession Number: 61.247
Hexagonal Bottle with Stylite
Date: mid-5th–7th century
Medium: Glass, mold-blown, dull green
Accession Number: isl714
Jug with Stylite
Date: 5th–7th century
Medium: Glass, mold-blown, light green with dark green handle and thread decoration; trailed-on handle and neck ring
Accession Number: isl1708
Relief of a Stylite Saint
Date: 5th–6th century
Medium: Basalt
Accession Number: isl1726
Token with Stylite, Baptism of Christ, and Adoration of the Magi
Date: 6th-7th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: isl713
Token with Stylite
Date: 6th-7th century
Medium: Terracotta
Accession Number: isl390
Pilgrim Token with Image of Saint Symeon Stylites the Younger
Date: 10th-11th century
Medium: Lead
Accession Number: isl1730
Pilgrim Token with Image of Saint Symeon Stylites the Younger
Date: 10th-11th century
Medium: Lead
Accession Number: isl391
Christian-Palestinian Aramaic Funerary Inscription
Date: early 6th century
Medium: Stone tesserae, white letters on a red background
Accession Number: isl208
Inscription Remembering the Benefactor Matrona
Date: second half 6th century
Medium: Stone tesserae, red letters on a white background
Accession Number: isl207
Mosaic Fragment with a Pair of Goats
Date: ca. 535/536
Medium: Colored stone tesserae on a white background
Accession Number: isl226
Palimpsest of the Hebrew Liturgical Poet Yannai over Aquila’s Greek Translation of 2 Kings 23:11–27
Date: 5th-6th century; overtext: 9th-10th century
Medium: Ink on parchment; bifolium
Accession Number: isl579
Fragment of a Synagogue Screen with Menorah
Date: 6th-7th century
Medium: Marble
Accession Number: isl1773
Fragment of a Synagogue Screen with Inscription
Date: 6th-7th century
Medium: Marble
Accession Number: isl1774
Fragment with Dedicatory Inscription
Date: 5th–7th century
Medium: Marble
Accession Number: isl1420
Plate with a Menorah and Torah Shrine
Date: 4th–7th century
Medium: Bronze, incised decoration
Accession Number: isl1701
Hexagonal Pilgrim's Jar with Jewish Symbol
Date: ca. 578–636
Medium: Mold-blown glass
Accession Number: 1972.118.180
Mosaic of Menorah
Date: 6th century
Medium: Stone tesserae
Accession Number: isl232
Mosaic of Menorah with Lulav and Ethrog
Date: 6th century
Medium: Stone tesserae
Accession Number: isl233
Mosaic of Lion
Date: 6th century
Medium: Stone tesserae
Accession Number: isl235
First Gaster Bible
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Ink and pigments on parchment with gold leaf ornamentation; 40 folios
Accession Number: isl555
Qaraite Book of Exodus
Date: 1005
Medium: Ink and pigments on paper; 21 folios
Accession Number: isl543
Bifolium from a Children's Alphabet Primer
Date: 11th-12th century
Medium: Blue, red, and yellow ink on parchment; bifolium
Accession Number: isl580
Mosaic Depciting Nikopolis Set over an Altered Animal
Date: 719–720 and later
Medium: Stone tesserae
Accession Number: isl204
Sacra Parallela
Date: 9th century
Medium: Black, red, and brown ink on parchment; 394 folios
Accession Number: isl107
"Treatise on the Veneration of the Holy Icons" by Theodore Abu Qurrah
Date: 877
Medium: Ink and pigments on parchment; 238 folios
Accession Number: isl559
Letter in Greek Concerning Purchase of Wool
Date: 6th century
Medium: Black ink on papyrus
Accession Number: isl575
Letter in Arabic Concerning Trade along the Nile
Date: 735
Medium: Black ink on papyrus
Accession Number: isl569
Follis of Phocas (Focas)
Date: 609/610
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl800
12 Nummi of Focas
Date: 602–608
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl802
Cast 12 Nummi of Egyptian Type
Date: 7th century
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl801
Follis of Heraclius
Date: 613/614
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl805
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: The Prophet Joel
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl718
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Prophet with a Plaque
Date: late 7th or 8th century
Accession Number: isl721
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint in Orant Pose
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl717
Rabbula Gospels
Date: completed 586
Accession Number: isl517
Pauline Epistles from the Peshitta
Date: 622
Accession Number: isl544
Fragmentary Stele with Orant Monk
Date: 6th–7th century
Accession Number: isl432
Pair of Liturgical Fans (Rhipidia)
Date: 11th-12th century
Accession Number: isl1718
Stele of Apa Shenoute
Date: 5th–6th century
Accession Number: isl1727
Manuscript Folios, Isaiah 12:2-13:12
Date: 8th–9th century
Accession Number: isl535
Fragment of a Panel with Brother George the Scribe
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl780
Fragment of a Painted Panel with a Flower Motif
Date: 6th-7th century
Accession Number: isl1759
The Fieschi Morgan Staurotheke
Date: early 9th century
Accession Number: 17.190.715a, b
Chalice with Scenes of the Adoration of the Cross
Date: 6th–7th century
Accession Number: isl1723
Octagonal Marriage Ring
Date: 7th century
Accession Number: isl344
Jug with Medallions
Date: 6th–8th century
Accession Number: 67.200.2
Group of Six Pilgrim Tokens
Date: 6th-7th century
Accession Number: isl1733
Ampulla with Scenes of the Crucifixion and the Women at the Tomb
Date: 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: isl340
Hexagonal Jug
Date: 6th–mid-7th century
Accession Number: 99.21.3
Yellow-Green Hexagonal Glass Bottle with a Stylite Saint
Date: mid-5th–7th century
Accession Number: 61.247
Hexagonal Bottle with Stylite
Date: mid-5th–7th century
Accession Number: isl714
Jug with Stylite
Date: 5th–7th century
Accession Number: isl1708
Relief of a Stylite Saint
Date: 5th–6th century
Accession Number: isl1726
Token with Stylite, Baptism of Christ, and Adoration of the Magi
Date: 6th-7th century
Accession Number: isl713
Token with Stylite
Date: 6th-7th century
Accession Number: isl390
Pilgrim Token with Image of Saint Symeon Stylites the Younger
Date: 10th-11th century
Accession Number: isl1730
Pilgrim Token with Image of Saint Symeon Stylites the Younger
Date: 10th-11th century
Accession Number: isl391
Christian-Palestinian Aramaic Funerary Inscription
Date: early 6th century
Accession Number: isl208
Inscription Remembering the Benefactor Matrona
Date: second half 6th century
Accession Number: isl207
Mosaic Fragment with a Pair of Goats
Date: ca. 535/536
Accession Number: isl226
Palimpsest of the Hebrew Liturgical Poet Yannai over Aquila’s Greek Translation of 2 Kings 23:11–27
Date: 5th-6th century; overtext: 9th-10th century
Accession Number: isl579
Fragment of a Synagogue Screen with Menorah
Date: 6th-7th century
Accession Number: isl1773
Fragment of a Synagogue Screen with Inscription
Date: 6th-7th century
Accession Number: isl1774
Fragment with Dedicatory Inscription
Date: 5th–7th century
Accession Number: isl1420
Plate with a Menorah and Torah Shrine
Date: 4th–7th century
Accession Number: isl1701
Hexagonal Pilgrim's Jar with Jewish Symbol
Date: ca. 578–636
Accession Number: 1972.118.180
Mosaic of Menorah
Date: 6th century
Accession Number: isl232
Mosaic of Menorah with Lulav and Ethrog
Date: 6th century
Accession Number: isl233
Mosaic of Lion
Date: 6th century
Accession Number: isl235
First Gaster Bible
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: isl555
Qaraite Book of Exodus
Date: 1005
Accession Number: isl543
Bifolium from a Children's Alphabet Primer
Date: 11th-12th century
Accession Number: isl580
Mosaic Depciting Nikopolis Set over an Altered Animal
Date: 719–720 and later
Accession Number: isl204
Sacra Parallela
Date: 9th century
Accession Number: isl107
Letter in Greek Concerning Purchase of Wool
Date: 6th century
Accession Number: isl575
Letter in Arabic Concerning Trade along the Nile
Date: 735
Accession Number: isl569
Follis of Phocas (Focas)
Date: 609/610
Accession Number: isl800
12 Nummi of Focas
Date: 602–608
Accession Number: isl802
Cast 12 Nummi of Egyptian Type
Date: 7th century
Accession Number: isl801
Follis of Heraclius
Date: 613/614
Accession Number: isl805
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