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Stele of "Blessed Chrysaphios"

Object Name:
Stele
Date:
3rd–12th century
Geography:
Found Egypt, Aswan (Assouan)
Medium:
Sandstone; inscribed
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm)
W. 11 in. (27.9 cm)
D. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.175.14
Not on view
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.
Inscription: Inscribed: 'Jesus Christ! The day of rememberance of the blessed Chrysaphios; the 27 day in the month of Mesori, in the 13th (?) indiction.'
Government of Egypt(until 1910; sold to MMA)
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