Z38.4 KENTAUROI, TIGERS & LEOPARDS
Museum Collection: Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany
Catalogue Number: TBA
Context: From Hadrian's Villa near Tivoli
Date: ca 118 - 138 AD
Period: Imperial Roman
A Kentauros (Centaur) casts a rock at the tiger who has slain his mate and infant child. The Kentauris (female centaur) lies dead, bloodied by the raking claws of the beast. The child Kentauris has fallen nearby with its arms stretched out towards the tail of the beast.