Byzantine Museum Athens

Department Archive
Collection Byzantine Research Fund
Reference No. BRF/01/01/01/234
Level Item
Place Byzantine Museum
Dates 1888-1890
Donor/Creator Weir Schultz, Mr Robert
Barnsley, Mr Sidney Howard
Scope and Content Relief marble closure slabs.Now in Byzantine Museum Athens. See also drawing no. BRF 01/01/01/242
Further information The two slabs are dated to the 10-11th c. The slab on the left depicts a leafy cross with rosettes standing on a stepped crepidome under an archivolt. The subject is a symbolic representation of the victory over death. A lion attacking an antelope is depicted on the slab on the left representing the struggle of good and evil. Both subjects are common in Byzantine sculpture of the 10th-11th c.
Related records [BRF/01/01/01/242], Byzantine Museum Athens, 1888-1890