Byzantine. <em>Plaque with Figural Decoration</em>. 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)

Plaque with Figural Decoration


Medium: Bone

Dimensions: 1 7/16 x 4 3/8 in. (3.6 x 11.1 cm)


Accession Number: 36.163

Image: CUR.36.163a_ICA.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

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