A fragment of 'Opus Alexandrinum' with glass tesserae and ancient stones

8th - 10th century
Byzantine, 'from a house near Constantinople'
red and green porphyry, terracotta, gilded and coloured glass set into mortar
17 x 22 cm

Reputedly bought from a house near Constantinople;
With Altounian-Lorbet Antiquaires, Paris (Giraudon photograph G 27447), 1924;
Hayford Peirce (1885-1946) Collection, Paris, from June 1931, and thence by descent.

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Sam Fogg
Medieval, Indian & Islamic art