Tablet of wood
Early Byzantine Period
7th century A.D.
Place of Manufacture: Egypt
Legacy dimension: .216 H. .06 W.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Light brown, traces of white priming; inscription in Greek characters painted in dull black on both sides; split lengthwise. Contains name of Athanasius, (Bishop of Alexandria).
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way