Byzantine, Russian, Orthodox
2 3/16 x 2 3/4 in.
Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020
The feasts depicted on this yellowish-brown bone plaque are, from upper left to lower right: Annunciation, Nativity, Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Entry into Jerusalem, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Baptism, Pentecost, and Transfiguration. The scenes are identified by inscriptions on "ogival" arches. The plaque shows considerable wear, affecting the detail of the scenes.
Purchased from Iconastas, London, in 1992.
The Byzantine World