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  • Panel with Cross and Griffins, 500–700
    Byzantine; Made in Egypt
    Wood; W. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm), L. 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1928 (28.12)

    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.

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  • Panel with Cross and Griffins, 500–700
    Byzantine; Made in Egypt
    Wood; W. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm), L. 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1928 (28.12)

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