Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Relief depicting an angel holding a book
Church at Belvoir
Crusader period, second half of the 12th century
Limestone
H: 120; W: 66; D: 55 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1966-1241
 
 
This relief, produced in the French Romanesque style, was found in a church located on the second floor of the Belvoir Fortress. The angel, whose hands are covered by a cloth, is probably Saint Matthew, one of the four Evangelists. The stylized folds of the garment and cloth are especially notable.

Publications:
Rozenberg, S. (ed.), Knights of the Holy Land: The Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1999

Exhibition:
Knights of the Holy Land: The Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Weisbord Pavilion, 15/07/1999 - 01/01/2000

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir