Description Saint Christopher is shown here dressed in Byzantine court costume and holding a cross as a sign of his martyrdom for Christ. Christopher, identified by a vertical inscription, was known as the patron saint of travelers and was popular among Christians in both the Byzantine and western traditions. Another tile from the same series survives in the Walters collection and carries an image of Saint Ignatius (inv. 48.2086.7).
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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