Byzantine Stone Panel

Byzantine Era High Relief Stone Tablet with Byzantium Figure

Rare Byzantine high relief stone tablet | Stone Carving portrays a Byzantium Empire figure holding a cross banner affixed to a pole in the right hand and a helmet or shield in the other hand. The figure is wearing traditional Byzantine armor known as Lamella or in Latin “Lorica squamata”, which were metal sheets attached together in a gill-shaped structure. Likely a figure that fought against the Seldjuk Turks prior to the First Crusade.  The Byzantine armor differed significantly from that of the First Crusade. | Dating from Early Byzantium; 600 AD – 800AD | Very Rare Fine Detail of Carving

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  • Rare Byzantine high relief stone tablet | Stone Carving portrays a Byzantium Empire figure holding a cross banner affixed to a pole in the right hand and a helmet or shield in the other hand. The figure is wearing traditional Byzantine armor known as Lamella or in Latin “Lorica squamata”, which were metal sheets attached together in a gill-shaped structure. Likely a figure that fought against the Seldjuk Turks prior to the First Crusade.  The Byzantine armor differed significantly from that of the First Crusade. | Dating from Early Byzantium; 600 AD – 800AD | Very Rare Fine Detail of Carving | Provenance : Acquired from Largest Antiquarian Gallery & Museum in the US, Prior owned by Estate of Prominent Private California Collector | Dimensions:  7.874 x 11.811 inches.

  • Weight

    15lb.

    Height

    12"

    Width

    8"

    Depth

    3.5"

    Weight

    15lb.

    Height

    12"

    Width

    8"

    Depth

    3.5"

    Date

    4th Century

    Medium

    Stone

    Origin

    Byzantine