15th cent. (?)
Greek, Orthodox, Byzantine, Post-Byzantine
Tempera on wood
Closed: 4 3/16 x 2 9/16 x 13/16 in. (10.6 x 6.7 x 2 cm)
Open: 5 1/16 x 2 9/16 x 13/16 in. (13 x 6.7 x 2 cm)
Wing: 2 15/16 x 1 1/16 x 3/16 in. (7.4 x 2.9 x 0.6 cm)
Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020
Purchased by David P. Harris from Iconastas in London, on November 26, 2015. Believed to have come from Mount Athos.
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/
The triptych features the traditional Byzantine Deësis (entreaty) iconography, which includes Christ at the center, Mary the Mother of God to one side, and John the Prodromos (the Baptist) to the other side.