Intaglio

13th century


Object Place: Middle East, Byzantine

Dimensions

2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

40.729

Medium or Technique

Metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Top half-round. Half figure of a saint-knight in relief. In his left hand he holds a shield, in the right a lance. Fragmentary inscription. Of black steatite.

Provenance

1940, Kirkor Minassian, New York; 1940, sold by Minassian to the MFA for $40. (Accession Date: November 14, 1940)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund