Fresco fragment with praying woman - ROM2011_12344_2

ROM2011_12344_2

Fresco fragment with praying woman

Medium:Plaster with pigment
Geography: Eastern Mediterranean
Date: about 1000 AD
Period: Byzantine period
Dimensions:
65 x 28.1 x 5 cm
Object number: 2001.80.8
Credit Line: From the Diniacopoulos Collection, Montreal. Gift of the ROM Foundation.
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium
DescriptionPeople who gave money for the decoration of a church were often identified in that decoration. For example, in mosaic floors their names might be included, or in frescoes the donor(s) would often be shown as small praying figures at the feet of a holy person.
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