1 July 1997
A CARVED RECTANGULAR STEATITE RELIEF OF ST. MICHAEL
Byzantine, probably 11th century
Minor damages; drilled with a hole at top centre.
3 in. (7.7 cm.) high
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Paris, Musée du Louvre, Byzance - L'art byzantin dans les collections publiques françaises, 3 November - 1 February 1993, pp. 270-271, no. 176.
For an iconographically comparable steatite plaque, which shows Saint Demetrius full length but in a similar attitude, see Paris, loc. cit.
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