Funerary Stele with Chi-Rho and Alpha and Omega

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 302

Funerary stelae from the Byzantine period in Egypt are thought to have been produced in quantity, then modified for individual use. Inscriptions were often added to identify the deceased.

Funerary Stele with Chi-Rho and Alpha and Omega, Sandstone; carved in relief

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