Mosaic Fragment with a Pair of Goats
Made in, Jordan, ecavated at Khirbat al-Mukhayyat
Colored stone tesserae on a white background
135 1/16 x 124 x 5 7/8 in. (343 x 315 x 15 cm)
Franciscan Archaeological Institute–Mount Nebo, Custody of the Holy Land
Cover of the reliquary of the tombstone of the Holy Sepulchre:An angel greets the woman at Christ’s tomb. Constantinople,11th-12th. Silver,chased and engraved,on a wooden base, 42,6 x 31 cm
Panel with a Griffin, 1250–1300
Byzantine; Possibly from Greece or the Balkans
Marble from the Met Museum of Art/
10th century detail of the byzantine paris psalter commissioned during the “Macedonian Renaissance” ; here is King David playing his harp.
Culture: Byzantine (Thessalonike?)
Date: 12th or 13th century
Material: Gold, silver, silver gilt, enamel
Dimensions: diameter 3.8 cm, depth 1.1 cm
Inscribed in Greek: reverse: Ο • ΑΤΕΩΡ/ΤΗΟΣ (O St. George) Around the border: ΑΙΤΕΙΣΕ • ΘΕΡΜΟΝ • ΦΡΟΥΡΟΝ • ΕΝ • ΜΑΧΑΙΣ • ΕΧΕΙΝ (He supplicates you to be his fervent guardian in battles; around the sides: ΑΙΜΑΤΙ ΤΩ • ΣΩ • ΚΑΙ • ΜΥΡΩ • ΚΕΧΡΙΣΜΕΝΟΝ (Being anointed by your blood and your myrrh); on the upper ring, a mid-18th-century inscription in Georgian: (trans) St. Kethevan [the] Queen’s relic: Cross: True
from Treasures of Heaven exhibition.