Frankish / Fragment of a Sarcophagus / 700s?Frankish
Fragment of a Sarcophagus

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Creator Nationality: European; Frankish
Creator Name-CRT: Frankish
Title: Fragment of a Sarcophagus
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 700
Creation End Date: 799
Creation Date: 700s?
Creation Place: From the Monastery of Saint-Guilhem-le-D├ęsert, southwestern France
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Stone
Dimensions: 29 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (74.3 x 41.9 cm)
Description: The monogram of Christ along with the alpha and omega, referring to Christ as the beginning and end of all things, were common motifs on Christian tombstones. This piece, like several others from the region, oddly displays the alpha and omega upside down, probably a mistake on the part of the non-Greek-speaking sculptor.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 25.120.590
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1925
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.25.120.590
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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