This Marble Relief Dates from Late 5th to 6th Century AD and Was Found in Remains of The
This marble relief dates from the late 5th to 6th century AD and was found in the remains of the church at Seleucia Pieria, the harbor town near Antioch. This relief, with an equal-armed cross inside cricular and square moldings, is one of many similar architectural revetments found at the site, including many figurative depictions of animals and biblical scenes.Late 5th to 6th century AD, Seleucia Pieria. Marble, 15-1/4 x 8-3/4 x 1-7/8, depth of relief 2-1/8 in. Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C., inv. 40.48. Purchased in Seleucia Pieria in 1939. Source: Antioch: The Lost Ancient City, p. 225.