Large undecorated hammered silver sheet, rectangular in shape and measuring originally 99 cm x 51 - 56.9 cm. Rolled up when acquired. Incomplete in both height and width. These sheets were originally were attached to the core by a pitchy substance applied ca. 1-1.5 cm around all edges, in some cases on both sides; there are no nail holes. The sheets most likely were placed placed on the top of the altar table, along with the single sheet in Antalya. Based on the measurements of the table, one sheet is missing.
S. A. Boyd, "A 'Metropolitan' Treasure from a Church in the Provinces: An introduction to the Study of the Sion Treasure," in Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth-Century Byzantium: Papers of the Symposium held May 16-18, 1986, at the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, and Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., ed. S.A. Boyd and M.M. Mango (Washington, D.C., 1992), 5-37, esp. 12, 32-33, fig. S60.1-S67.1, checklist numbers 60-67.
I. ?ev?enko, "The Sion Treasure: The Evidence of the Inscriptions," in Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth-Century Byzantium: Papers of the Symposium held May 16-18, 1986, at the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, and Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., ed. S.A. Boyd and M.M. Mango (Washington, D.C., 1992), 39-56, esp. 41, 55.
S. Boyd, "Literary Evidence for Silver Tomb Revetments in the Early Christian Period," in Thymiama: Ste Mneme tes Laskarinas Boura 1 (Athens, 1994), 35-38.
G. Bühl, ed., Dumbarton Oaks: The Collections (Washington, D.C., 2008), 92, pl. p. 93.
F. A. Bauer, Gabe und Person: Geschenke als Träger personaler Aura in der Spätantike, Eichstätter Universitätsreden (Eichstätt, 2009), fig. 59a.
Originally found near the village of Kumluca, Turkey.
Purchased from George Zacos (dealer) by Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Switzerland, 1965.
Given by Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss to Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., 1965.
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Byzantine Collection, Washington, D.C.