|REDWARE TILE WITH MOLDED RELIEF OF PEGASUS
Being groomed by four nymphs. A kneeling one cleans a hoof, another one curries; within a ‘beaded’ frame.
Probably from the provences of Africa Proconsularis or Byzancena and used to decorate wooden chests.
Covered in a white slip.
5th-6th Century AD
H. 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm.); W. 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.)
Ex German private collection.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2010, no. 197.
Cf. Die Welt von Byzanz. Europas östliches Erbe, exhibition catalogue, Munich Staatliche Museum, 2004, no. 90.