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Stele

Date:
3rd–12th century
Geography:
Found Egypt, Aswan (Assouan)
Medium:
Sandstone; inscribed
Dimensions:
H. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
W. 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)
D. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.175.17
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 for the blessed brother Mark, the monk; the 18th day of Pharmouthi in the 12th indiction.'
Government of Egypt(until 1910; sold to MMA)
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