Byzantine and Christian Museum :: Sculpture

Part of a closure slab with a Christogram (00303)

BXM: 000303
Exhibition room: I.3 The temples of the new religion

Date: 5th-6th c.

Dimensions (cm): 88,5x 63,5x 13

This fragment of a marble closure slab, which probably comes from Athens, preserves relief decoration with the Christogram, that is a monogram of Christ's name, combined with a laurel wreath.  This subject, especially popular in the Early Christian and Middle Byzantine periods, appropriated elements from the imperial Roman iconography (the laurel wreath) and emphasized Christ's triumphal progress.