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Fragment: hero killing the lion

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Geometric border on rim of plate and around central portion. Scene shows hero slaying lion; smaller lion and serpent below. Vertical band with geometric design on either side. Animal on fragmentary portion of center of plate. Vessel may depict a scene from an ampitheatre. While such...

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By 1964: Dr. Herbert Hoffman Collection; 1964: Given by Dr. Herbert Hoffman to the MFA.

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Gift of Dr. Herbert Hoffman

Egyptian, Byzantine (Coptic) Period, about 5th to 6th century A.D., A.D. 400–599


Height x width: 24.5 x 16.5 cm (9 5/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World