Panel, Wood; carved and painted

Panel

Date:
6th–7th century
Geography:
Made in Egypt
Medium:
Wood; carved and painted
Dimensions:
H. 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm)
W. 19 11/16 in. (50 cm)
D. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Wt.
Classification:
Wood
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1928
Accession Number:
28.12
Not on view
This wooden panel, possibly from a piece of furniture, is decorated with three roundels like those on textiles. A Greek cross is flanked by a pair of confronted griffins, mythological creatures whose images were often represented in the art of the ancient world.
[ Joseph Brummer, New York, until 1928; sold to MMA]