Plaque with Figural Decoration
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Late Antique Period, and later
Frank L. Babbott Fund and Henry L. Batterman Fund
Bone carving. Part of the decoration of a casket. Fragment of a bone carving showing a figure representing a wind with a flying veil. Style of carving is simple, the arms and legs are exaggeratedly long, and extend towards the right, at right-angles to the body. The head and torso may be ancient, but the arm and legs appear to be modern forgery.
There is a deep crack at the left.
This item is not on view
Byzantine. Plaque with Figural Decoration. Bone, 1 7/16 x 4 3/8 in. (3.6 x 11.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund and Henry L. Batterman Fund, 36.163. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), CUR.36.163a_ICA.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), 2007
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