Victoria and Albert: Flavius Anastasius

Leaf from Consular Diptych of Flavius Anastasius

“The consul is shown holding the mappa circensis, a ceremonial cloth with which he gave the signal for the games to begin. Sences
from the games are shown below. Traces of writing on the reverse indicate that the diptych was adapted for Christian use, to record the names of saints and those for whom prayers were to be said.”

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