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Redware tile with molded relief of St. George and the Dragon REDWARE TILE WITH MOLDED RELIEF OF ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON

Stylized saint on horseback, the dragon rendered as a snake.
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 in. (25.5 cm.); W. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.)

Ex German private collection, acquired from Axel Weber, Cologne in 1970s.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no. 163.

Cf. Die Welt von Byzanz. Europas östliches Erbe, exhibition catalogue, Munich Staatliche Museum, 2004, no. 90.
Cf. CMA., 210 no. 17; Guidi, Africa Italiana, V, 1933, 21f.; Y.Allais, Libyca, VII, 1959, 51, Abb. 6; OM Leiden, XLIII, 1962, 73 f.

GMS073
$9,500


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