Ciborium Fragments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is Langobardic, and found in northern Italy. It is from the 7-8th century and made of limestone. The birds in the fragments are peacocks. There is a “S” design with three lines on top  of the “S”. It is a repetitive design on the fragment on the right. It  also looks like the fragment on the right is curved at the bottom. Most likely it was forming an arch. The fragment on the left has two peacocks eating grapes. I like these two fragments because the beautiful details of the peacocks and the “S” design.

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