400 – 1300
Medieval Era

Ivory panel with Archangel



Byzantine panel with archangel, Ivory leaf from diptych, ca. 525-50, 16.8 x 5.6 x 0.35 in.
(42.8 x 14.3 x 0.9 cm), probably from Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey),
(British Museum, London)


The British Museum translates the text at the top of the panel as: "Receive the suppliant before you, despite his sinfulness."

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker

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