Fatimid, Byzantine, Coptic
Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020
Purchased by David P. Harris from Julia Schottlander (Tetragon) in London on October 22, 1994. Said to be from a mid-nineteenth-century French collection.
Brad Hostetler, with Ani Parnagian, "From Private to Public: The Collection of David P. Harris," in Ethiopian Objects in the Blick-Harris Study Collection: Art, Context, and the Persistence of Form, eds. Brad Hostetler, and Lynn Jones, Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture 8, no. 1 (Spring 2022): 5–25. https://digital.kenyon.edu/perejournal/vol8/iss1/1/
A similar object at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan (1969.2.93) was found in Fustat, Egypt (Old Cairo). For a color image, see Christine Gruber, ed., The Image Debate: Figural Representation in Islam and Across the World (London: Gingko, 2019), p. 22, fig. 12.
Purchase Receipt and Supporting Documents
2020.177-back.JPG (1066 kB)