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Collection

Syrian
Bearded Man

The identity of this image of a bearded man is unknown. His iconic, frontal pose and serene expression perhaps indicate that he is meant to represent a biblical figure, though not all church decoration at this time was overtly Christian in iconography.

Provenance

(Elie Borowski [1913-2003] Basel, Switzerland);

purchased by Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth, 1972.