Painted vessel fragment depicting a woman atop a camel
Byzantine (Coptic) Period
about A.D. 364–476
Height x width x depth: 12.5 x 18.5 x 2 cm (4 15/16 x 7 5/16 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The scene on this whitewashed redward plate is painted in shades of red and black. The body, below the rim, is decoraed with black circles. On the plate itself is a scene of a woman riding a camel. The rim is shaped in a wave pattern and the base is flat.
Date unknown: purchased by Dr. David Landau, Newton, MA at Park Bernet Galleries; sold by Dr. Landau through Grogan and Co.; purchased at Grogan and Co. auction by Dr. Jerome Eisenberg, Royal-Athena Galleries, New York; 1994: given to the MFA by Dr. and Mrs. Eisenberg.
(Accession date: May 25, 1994)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg