Object Name: Arch
Date: 6th century
Geography: Egypt, Bawit
Credit Line: Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1929
Accession Number: 29.9.2
This remarkably well-preserved arch may once have been set over a doorway at the Monastery of Apa Apollo in Bawit, Egypt. Pomegranates and other fruits grow from a vine rising from a decorated amphora, or vase, on each side of the arch.