About this object

Bone altar ornament consisting of a hollow cylinder, standing on a square base with four legs. Green inlay and carevd decoration. Now separate from the object is a top part which has a cross like appearance.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3rd - 9th centuries AD
  • Materials
    Bone Animal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry S Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    140 mm x 25 mm
  • Related people

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Object view = Humanities
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