Relief with a pattern of interlaced knots and rosettes

Early Byzantine Period
5th century A.D.

Place of Manufacture: Syria

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 054.


Overall: 70 x 70 cm, 149 lb., 11.4 cm (27 9/16 x 27 9/16 in., 67.6 kg, 4 1/2 in.) Framed (Steel angle plate / two clips): 78.1 x 69.5 x 0.5 cm (30 3/4 x 27 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Antioch Mosaic Gallery (Gallery 214A)


Europe, The Ancient World


Architectural elements

Slab from a parapet, decorated in relief with a pattern of interlacing knots and rosettes. Reddish patina, right edge chipped, lower left corner broken off.


Before 1975: Sello Collection, Switzerland; 1975: Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr., Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr. to MFA, December 13, 1978

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr.