Description This fragment of a steatite icon contains part of a scene showing Christ before the high priests Annas and Caiphas. Identifiable by their robes, the priests stand under a canopy on the right. In front of them is the officer who struck Christ during his interrogation by Annas (Jn 18:22). While steatite is softer and easier to carve than ivory, it is also more fragile, and easily breaks into pieces.
- Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
Provenance [Found in Constantinople]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913
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