Mosaic of a Lion Chasing a Bull

Object Details

Title:

Mosaic of a Lion Chasing a Bull

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Place:

Syria (Place created)

Date:

5th–6th century

Medium:

Mosaic

Object Number:

75.AH.115

Dimensions:

81.3 × 149.9 × 6.4 cm (32 × 59 × 2 1/2 in.)

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Fragment of a mosaic depicting a lion chasing a bull, running to the right. Only the head and a front paw of the lion are preserved. The lion is biting the hind-quarters of the bull, which bleeds into the lions mouth. To the right of the bull is vertical line, possibly the edge of a border or some other figural element. The mosaic is very well preserved.

Provenance
- 1975

Joel Malter (Los Angeles, California), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1975.

Exhibitions
Roman Mosaics across the Empire (March 30, 2016 to January 8, 2018)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), March 30, 2016 to January 8, 2018
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