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Redware tile with molded relief of Pegasus 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.

GMS072
$8,500


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