Title

Weight

Creator

Creation Date

6th-8th centuries

Culture

Byzantine

Medium

Glass

Dimensions

3/4 in.

Credit Line

Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020

Accession Number

2020.139

Description

One side of this very small glass weight shows, in relief, a nimbed bust with a cross on either side and a Greek monogram below. This side of the weight has a highly raised rim. The back is smooth. The piece, which is believed to come from Syria, is now completely opaque, showing considerable incrustation and, on the decorated side, blue iridescent weathering.

Provenance

Purchased from Tetragon, London, on October 22, 1994.

Collection

The Byzantine World

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