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Exhibition

The Good Life: Collecting Late Antique Art at The Met

May 24, 2021–January 7, 2024
Previously on view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 302
Free with Museum admission
Hanging Fragment with Bird and Basket, Wool, linen; tapestry weave
4th century
Square with Putti in a Nilotic Landscape, Linen, wool; plain weave, tapestry weave
4th–5th century
Fragment with Two Figures, Linen, wool
5th–6th century
Silenus, the Tutor of Dionysos, Bone, Byzantine
Byzantine
4th–7th century
Necklace and Pendant Cross, Rock crystal, silver mount, Coptic (Egypt)
Coptic (Egypt)
500–700
Figure of a Woman, Painted plaster
5th century
Bone Carving, Possibly of a Dionysiac Revel, Ivory, Byzantine
Byzantine
300–500
Gold Glass Medallion with a Mother and Child, Glass, gold  leaf, Roman
Roman
early 4th century
Medallion with a Portrait of Gennadios, Glass, gold leaf, polychromy, Roman
Roman
250–300
Relief Frieze, Pinewood with traces of polychromy, Coptic
Coptic
6th century
Relief Frieze, Pinewood with traces of polychromy, Coptic
Coptic
6th century
Relief Frieze, Pinewood with traces of polychromy, Coptic
Coptic
6th century
Relief Frieze, Pinewood with traces of polychromy, Coptic
Coptic
6th century
Fragment with Personifications of Victory and the Nile, Ivory, Byzantine
Byzantine
6th century
Plaque from a Casket with a Dancing Woman, Bone with red polychromy, Coptic
Coptic
4th–5th century
Plaque from a Casket with a bird, Bone with polychromy, Coptic
Coptic
4th–5th century
Fragment of a Plaque with a Standing Woman, Bone, Coptic
Coptic
4th century
Hanging Showing Euthenia in a Garden, Linen, tempera paint
1st century
Dionysos, Bone, Byzantine
Byzantine
4th–6th century
Bone plaque with Female Dancer, Bone, Late Roman/Early Byzantine
Late Roman/Early Byzantine
4th–6th century
Sigma-shaped table with relief border depicting the Birth of Aphrodite and a Marine Thiasos, Marble, Byzantine (Theodosian period)
Byzantine (Theodosian period)
ca. 490–530
Portrait of a thin-faced man, Encaustic on limewood with gold leaf
A.D. 140–170
Ostrakon with Lines from Homer’s Iliad, Limestone with ink inscription, Coptic
Coptic
580–640
Panel of Venus, “Pudica Type”, Bone, Late Roman/Early Byzantine
Late Roman/Early Byzantine
4th–6th century
Panel with Warrior Resting, Bone, Late Roman/Early Byzantine
Late Roman/Early Byzantine
4th–6th century
Fragments of a Hanging with a Lotus-Motif Band, Linen, wool
5th–6th century
Fragment of a Woman, Linen, polychrome wool, Early Byzantine
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century
Four standing figures in an arcade, Tapestry weave, linen, polychrome wool, Early Byzantine
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century
Painting of Holy Men, Linen, paint, Byzantine (Egypt)
Byzantine (Egypt)
5th–6th century