Head of female figure effaced by Cross and Greek inscription IC XC NHKA (Jesus Christ conquers), Rhodes, Byzantine Collection

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Description

Head of female figure effaced by Cross and Christian inscription; originally belonged to a Roman female statue of the 2nd or 1st century BC; cross carved in low relief; in its quarterings the Greek inscription IC XC NHKA (Jesus Christ conquers) was carved, possibly in the 5th or 6th century AD.

Language

grc

Current Ownership

Byzantine Collection, Palace of the Grand Masters, Rhodes

Type

Extent

H. 0.25 m. W. 0.20 m.

Material

Chronology Period

2nd -1st century BC
5th-6th century AD

Content Provider

Open University of Cyprus

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