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BZ.1950.18.1, Adoration of Christ Child

BZ.1950.18.1, Adoration of Christ Child

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Early Byzantine, sixth century

Rock crystal and gold, 2.5 cm x 2 cm x 0.5 cm (1 in. x 13/16 in. x 3/16 in.)

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this glyptic from the Beirut dealer Elias (Elie) Bustros through Royall Tyler on August 1 and September 14, 1949; the Blisses gave the glyptic to Dumbarton Oaks in August 1950.