About this object

Bone figure made from a half section of long bone. Possibly an altar ornament. Details drawn in incision, arms suggested by stokes below breasts which are in slight relief. Legs suggested by a cut in the base. Front half only.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3rd Century AD - 9th Century AD
  • Materials
    Animal Bone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Robert Grenville Gayer- Anderson, 1947
  • Collector
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1945 before
  • Measurements
    126 mm x 37 mm x 18 mm
  • Related people
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson (Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1945
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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