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Dish with a Human Figure and a Bird
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Dish with a Human Figure and a Bird


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Ceramic vessels with monochrome painting in a similar style are typical of Christian Egypt. Birds and other animals are often found depicted on them. The meaning of the composition seen on this example is unclear.
Exhibitions
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2001-2002.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2002-2005.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Museum of Biblical Art, New York; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha. 2008-2009.
Provenance David David-Weill, Paris, by purchase; Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 6, 1971, no. 22; Charles K. Kelekian, New York, 1971, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1974, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1974

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Period
7th century (Late Antique)
Medium
terracotta
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2364
Measurements
6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (16.5 x 16.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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