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BZ.1947.24, Miniature Mosaic Icon with the Forty Martyrs of Sebasteia

BZ.1947.24, Miniature Mosaic Icon with the Forty Martyrs of Sebasteia

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Late Byzantine, thirteenth century

Stone and glass on wax and wood, 22 cm x 16 cm (8 11/16 in. x 6 5/16 in.)

The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection acquired this miniature mosaic as a gift of Polly Peirce (Mrs. Theodore Leavitt) in memory of Hayford Peirce in October 1947.