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Cupboard Doors
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Cupboard Doors

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Description These wooden panels are the finest and most complete examples to survive from the Early Byzantine period, having been preserved in the dry sands of Egypt. The panels, made for a cupboard or cabinet (or possibly used as window shutters), each have richly carved medallions of interlacing bands set with rosettes or eagles. A very similar pair of wooden doors is in Athens, Benaki Museum, inv. 9083.
  • Beyond the Pharaohs: Egypt and the Copts in the Second to Seventh Centuries A.D.. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1989.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian [1868-1951], Constantinople and Paris, by purchase; Charles Kelekian, New York, 1951, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1951, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1951

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5th-7th century (Late Antique)
wood, paint, and iron
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H: 18 11/16 x W: 13 11/16 x D: 1 7/8 in. (47.4 x 34.8 x 4.8 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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