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Phalera with Relief of Lion Attacking a Stag

Object Details

Title:

Phalera with Relief of Lion Attacking a Stag

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Near Eastern (Parthian)

Place:

Parthia (Place Created)

Date:

2nd century B.C.

Medium:

Silver with gilding

Object Number:

81.AM.87.4

Dimensions:

9 × 12.6 cm (3 9/16 × 4 15/16 in.)

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Object Description

Raised from a single sheet of silver, parcel-gilt. On the back there are three loops for the straps of the harness. Decorated by a lion attacking a stag.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1981

Antike Kunst Palladion (Basel, Switzerland), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1981.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Hellenistic Art from the Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum (January 25 to August 15, 2001)
  • Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, California State University, San Bernardino, January 25 to August 15, 2001
Bibliography
Bibliography

Pfrommer, Michael. Metalwork from the Hellenized East. Catalogue of the Collections. (Malibu: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1993), pp. 155, 157, no. 31.

Invernizzi, Antonio. Sculture di metallo da Nisa. Cultura greca e cultura iranica in Partia. Acta Iranica, Textes et Memoires 21. (Leuven, Belgium: 1999), pp. 108, 110.