ICFA.NA.0291, Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks.

Baptismal font of the baptistery of St. Sophia, September 1943. 

Sami Boyar, curator of the museum, sits by the font which he discovered during the clearance of the baptistery’s apodyterium in 1943. Using Artamonoff’s photographs, Sven Larsen reported about this discovery in Illustrated London News on October 13, 1945.