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Z38.4 CENTAUR BATTLING TIGER

Centaurs & Tiger | Greco-Roman mosaic
DETAILS
Museum Collection Altes Museum, Berlin
Catalogue No. -
Type Mosaic
Context Hadrian's Villa near Tivoli
Date ca 118 - 138 A.D.
Period Imperial Roman

DESCRIPTION

A Centaur casts a large rock at the tiger which has slain his mate and child. The Centaurid (female Centaur) lies dead beneath the beast's claws and the infant lies by its tail. Two other big cats complete the scene--a dead lion on the far right and a white leopard on the rocks in the background.

ARTICLES

Centaurs, Centaurides