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Carved Basalt Slab

This carved basalt slab contains cruciform imagery but is extremely unlikely to have come from a church, as such motifs were widespread in the Roman and Late Antique periods and often were intended as abstract designs rather than having an underlying meaning.

Creator

Emma Loosley

Date of Visit

29th August 2010

Contributor

Joshua Bryant

Rights

Metadata and all media released under Creative CommonsCreative Commons BY-NC-SA unless otherwise indicated

Type

Museum Exhibit

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Collection

Damascus

Citation

Emma Loosley, “Carved Basalt Slab,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed December 17, 2018, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/697.

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