Description Like an emperor surrounded by his officials, Christ is shown here seated on a throne and flanked by the two archangels Michael and Gabriel dressed in Byzantine court costume. He blesses with one hand and holds a Gospel book in the other. Although of unknown origin, this tile is very similar to ones known to have been made in the Byzantine capital Constantinople (now Istanbul).
Provenance Nikos Avgheris, Istanbul, ca. 1950, by purchase; Robert E. Hecht, Ruxton, Maryland, 1956, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1956, by purchase.
Credit Partial museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1956 and partial gift of Mr. Robert E. Hecht, Jr., 1957
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