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Scene of Sacrifice
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Scene of Sacrifice


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The relief is of a funeral scene with seven people gathered around a garlanded altar making a sacrifice and paying their respects to the deceased, whose portrait appears in a niche, also garlanded, above the altar. The beaded borders above and below the relief are characteristic of late antique silverware and suggest a date not earlier than the 4th century. The panel is broken at both ends but is intact on the upper and lower edges; the back surface has a tapering hollow characteristic of a bone.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/18/1982Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from Aleppo, Syria]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

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Creator
Period
4th-5th century
Medium
bone
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.302
Measurements
H: 2 1/16 x W: 3 15/16 in. (5.3 x 10 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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