David Slays a Lion.
7th c Byzantine Byzantine (Early) Metalwork
EARLY BYZANTINE Anonymous
(330 - 843)
Hammered; Engraved; Punched; Chased
Istanbul (Constantinople). Turkey.
New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
One of 9 plates (also called The David Plates) found in Karavas (Karavostasi) Cyprus in 1902. The back has the control stamps of Emperor Heraclius (575-641).