Plate with a tigress attacking an ibex
Early Byzantine Period
about A.D. 450–525
Place of Manufacture: Eastern Mediterranean
Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 154.
Diameter: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Silver plate with panther leaping on a goat. An ibex falls prey to a tigress, who has sunk her teeth into the victim’s back. A leafy tree provides the background. The ibex sinks to the ground, his legs collapsing. In the lower right, a small lizard-like animal. Inside the low conical base, a control stamp of the imperial mint of the Eastern Roman Empire.
By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht; by 1969: with George Zacos, Engelgasse 65, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from George Zacos, October 15, 1969
Centennial purchase from the Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour