Art/ Collection/ Art Object


6th–7th century
Made in Egypt
Wood; carved
Overall: 8 3/4 x 36 1/2 x 3/4 in. (22.3 x 92.7 x 1.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, V. Everit Macy Gift, 1930
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300
A medallion filled with a lion, a symbol of Christ, is flanked by cross-inscribed medallions. Holes on the underside suggest that the panel formed the crest of a piece of furniture or of a barrier.
[ Art market, Near East, until 1930; sold to MMA through Maurice Dimand]
Related Objects

Panel (Lid from a Chest?)

Artist: Date: second half 8th century
Accession Number: 37.103
Date: second half 8th century Medium: Wood (fig); mosaic with bone and four different types of wood Accession: 37.103 On view in:Gallery 451

Door Panel with 'Beveled Design'

Artist: Date: 9th century
Accession Number: 30.112.7
Date: 9th century Medium: Wood (pine); carved Accession: 30.112.7 On view in:Gallery 451

Carved Architectural Panel in the 'Beveled Style'

Artist: Date: late 9th century
Accession Number: 69.189
Date: late 9th century Medium: Wood (pine); carved Accession: 69.189 On view in:Gallery 451

Panel with Horse Heads

Artist: Date: 11th century
Accession Number: 11.205.2
Date: 11th century Medium: Wood (teak); carved Accession: 11.205.2 On view in:Gallery 454

Funerary Stele with Eagle in Architectural Frame

Artist: Date: 6th–7th century
Accession Number: 08.202.10
Date: 6th–7th century Medium: Limestone with red paint; carved Accession: 08.202.10 On view in:Gallery 302