©Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond/The Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund/Photo: Katherine Wetzel

PORTRAIT OF A SAINT. Not only does this sixth-century bronze bread stamp in the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts offer a depiction of the apostle Philip, but it shows him standing at the very site of Hierapolis, with the monumental steps and the domed martyrium on the right. The structure on the left is likely the canopy over the saint’s tomb, which would have been located inside the martyrium. The 4-inch bread stamp labels the figure in Greek as Hagios Philippos (St. Philip), and another Greek inscription around the edge quotes from Isaiah 6:3: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord of hosts; heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.”