A Byzantine relief
Lot 175W
A Byzantine limestone relief
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 9,800 - 13,000

Lot Details
A Byzantine limestone relief
Circa 4th-6th Century A.D.
Of rectangular form, carved in sunken relief with a central cross motif within a circle, set within a diamond, the Greek words for 'light' and 'life' inscribed in vertical columns between the arms of the cross, and again in the bottom left and right corners of the panel, here in an intersecting cruciform pattern sharing the second letter 'Omega', two crosses in the upper left and right corners of the panel, 20in x 34in (50.8cm x 86.4cm), mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    UK private collection. Acquired by the owner's grandfather, Judge Hasan Tahsin-Sinan Berki circa 1920 in South-Eastern Turkey, thence by descent.
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