Architectural Relief with Birds and Crosses

dc.date.accessioned2022-07-16T16:31:04Z
dc.date.available2022-07-16T16:31:04Z
dc.descriptionThis architectural relief fragment features typically ambiguous Early Christian iconography inherited from the period when Christianity was a banned and persecuted religion. The motifs include a highly stylized bird (possibly a dove representing the Holy Spirit) and two crossed disguised within acceptable Greek motifs- a palmette design on the left and interlaced fretwork on the right. The fragment probably comes from a church, possibly from the side of an arched doorway or the wall above an altar or shrine.
dc.description.sponsorshipGift of Mark Sponenburgh
dc.format.mediumSculpture
dc.format.mediumLimestone
dc.identifier.otherSPG99.06
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10177/20374
dc.relation.ispartofHallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem Oregon
dc.relation.ispartofAncient Art Collection
dc.rightsFor use information see: http://www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma/collections/copyright.html
dc.titleArchitectural Relief with Birds and Crosses
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local.cultureAncient Mediterannean / Egypt / Coptic
local.mastercopyHfmoaVolume29/SPG99-06.jpg

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