Soldier in spangenhelm on a fragment of a steatite relief icon,
Byzantine, 14th century, British Museum 1857,1211.1



Object type: relief; icon
Description: Part of a relief icon; grey steatite; part of a scene from the Passion: Christ (with a cross-nimbus) and a soldier in chlamys and a conical helmet laying his hand upon Christ's chest.
Culture/period: Late Byzantine
Date: 14thC
Materials: steatite
Technique: engraved: carved
Dimensions: Height: 23 millimetres Width: 22 millimetres
Purchased from: George Eastwood
Acquisition date: 1857
British Museum number: 1857,1211.1



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