Byzantine Museum Athens

Department Archive
Collection Byzantine Research Fund
Reference No. BRF/01/01/01/232
Level Item
Place Byzantine Museum
Athens
Dates 1888-1890
Creator Weir Schultz, Mr Robert
Barnsley, Mr Sidney Howard
Scope and Content Low relief marble closure slab. Now in Byzantine Museum Athens. The drawing is annotated in pencil: 'Athens Museum?'. See also drawing no.BRF 01/01/01/242
Further information This is a fifth-century marble slab probably from a templon. The missing right part has been replaced with plaster. The laurel garland with the inscribed monogram or cross and the ivy leaves, symbols of the victory over death, appear also as common themes in the decoration of early-christian sarcophagi.
Related records [BRF/01/01/01/242], Byzantine Museum Athens, 1888-1890