Ivory, bone, and related wood finds
Hundreds of richly decorated ivory and bone fragments from furniture and parts from at least three crossed-leg chairs, survived under seawater in an apsidal room at Kenchreai, the Eastern port of ancient Corinth. These excavated remains include fragments of an incised bone panel with a scene of an emperor and attendants, a thiasos, bucolic and hunt scenes, seated philosophers, erotes, and a miniature ivory Corinthian order supporting a bone arcade decorated with erotes. Decorative moldings and large bone rings suggest that most of these belonged to a luxuriously decorated chest. Dating to the fourth century, these objects provide an important addition to our knowledge of the artistic production of late Roman Egypt and the working of ivory, bone, and wood.
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Ancient Animal Panel apsidal room arcade armarium Benaki Museum Bone A fragment bone and ivory Bone Carvings Bone Curved segment Bone Spiral strip bone veneer border bottom cabriole legs Cat.no CATALOGUE NUMBER Chryselephantine Constantinopolis Corinthian order crossed-leg chair Curved Panel Cutler diagonal diptych dowel hole drapery edges are broken egg-and-dart Elfenbeinarbeiten end is cut end is finished excavated excised figure File marks flower Type fourth century furniture Herculaneum horizontal incised line interspaces Inv.no ivory and bone Ivory Fragment ivory veneer Kenchreai Lapatin Late Antique left to right long side Loverdou-Tsigarida molding mortise Mosaics Museum parallel Pheidias pieces Plain veneer reconstructed rectangular rings rise from left Rodziewicz scheme as Cat sella curulis Sevso Treasure Spatantike Spirals rise stretcher strip is flattened Strip of veneer strip preserving surface swastika torus Uninventoried Strip upper Volbach Walters Art Museum wood Wood veneered