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Stone Pluteus with interwoven and phytomorphic ribbon decoration
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Cubic capital in decorated stone
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Stone capital with eight-petaled flower and other phytomorphic motifs
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Arched tile with central shaft
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Altarpiece Virgin enthroned
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Angel head
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High relief Santa Fosca
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High relief representing the Lamentation over the dead Christ
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Adoration of the Magi
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Sculpture representing the praying Madonna
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Well with griffins reworked on a Roman base
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Holy water stoup
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Pastoral hedgehog
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Formella with hare and leaf
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Seal of Anastasio Patrizio
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Transit of the Virgin
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Bronze fibula
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Fragment of dish
Stone Pluteus with interwoven and phytomorphic ribbon decoration
Cubic capital in decorated stone
Stone capital with eight-petaled flower and other phytomorphic motifs
Arched tile with central shaft
Altarpiece Virgin enthroned
Angel head
High relief Santa Fosca
High relief representing the Lamentation over the dead Christ
Adoration of the Magi
Sculpture representing the praying Madonna
Well with griffins reworked on a Roman base
Holy water stoup
Pastoral hedgehog
Formella with hare and leaf
Seal of Anastasio Patrizio
Transit of the Virgin
Bronze fibula
Fragment of dish

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Description

The stoup, carved in Pentelic marble, has a "bulbar" body with an upper circular opening and a cylindrical base. A large wavy branch with ivy leaves winds around the raised lip. Below, a Greek inscription in capital letters runs along the entire circumference. Below is a cross whose side arms hang the Greek letters Alpha and Omega. At the ends of the arms there are other letters and monograms. Below the cross a lion's head with a hole, very damaged.

The piece stands out for the high quality of the decoration and is probably the work of a workshop in Constantinople and datable to the 6th century; this typology of artifact is connected to the oriental rite of blessing of the waters whose exaltation is confirmed by the long Greek inscription taken from the Bible (Isaiah XII, 3 and Psalms, XXVIII, 3).


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