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BZ.1951.30, Plaque with Nativity

BZ.1951.30, Plaque with Nativity

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Early Byzantine, late seventh–eighth century

Ivory, 9.3 cm x 19.1 cm x 0.6 cm (3 11/16 in. x 7 1/2 in. x 1/4 in.)

Dumbarton Oaks acquired this plaque from the Basel Galerie Les Tourettes S. A. (Otto Wertheimer, Paris) in July 1951.