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BZ.1938.27, Reliquary Lid (?)

BZ.1938.27, Reliquary Lid (?)

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Byzantine, twelfth century (?)

Gold and agate, 5.0 cm x 4.0 cm (1 15/16 in. x 1 9/16 in.)

Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this object from the Beirut dealer Elias (Elie) Bustros through Royall Tyler in February 1938.