Arch with Running Vines, Leaves, and Fruit

Object Name: Arch

Date: 6th century

Geography: Egypt, Bawit

Culture: Coptic

Medium: Limestone

Classification: Sculpture

Credit Line: Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1929

Accession Number: 29.9.2


This remarkably well-preserved arch may once have been set over a doorway at the Monastery of Apa Apollo in Bawit, Egypt. Pomegranates and other fruits grow from a vine rising from a decorated amphora, or vase, on each side of the arch.