About this object

Fragment of a decorative panel perhaps once attached to a piece of furniture such as a choir screen. Square frame of a leaf-wreath foliage ornaments act as links between frame and subject. Carving of a horseman is now missing but was most likely to be a saint - the Copts venerated many images representing saints on horseback. Earlier display had a reconstruction drawing of the panel with St George riding a horse, drawn by Miss Elaine Tankard, former Keeper of Archaeology.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3rd Century AD - 9th Century AD
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson
  • Collector
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1945 before
  • Measurements
    255 mm x 150 mm
  • Related people
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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