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Plate with a tigress attacking an ibex

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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...

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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

Credit Line

Centennial purchase from the Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, about A.D. 450–525

Place of Manufacture

Eastern Mediterranean

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 154.


Diameter: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World