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Set of plates depicting life of David (The David Plates).
7th c Byzantine Byzantine (Early) Metalwork

EARLY BYZANTINE Anonymous (330 - 843)
629-630
7th c
Silver
Hammered; Engraved; Punched; Chased
Byzantine (Early)
Plate
Istanbul (Constantinople). Turkey.
New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
nyny2091
6 of 9 plates found in Karavas Cyprus in 1902; 3 are in the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia. The largest (middle) is of David and Goliath. Smaller plates from left: Saul arms David; David slays a lion; David before the enthroned Saul; David with soldier (or David encounters Eliab); Samuel anoints David. The backs have control stamps of Emperor Heraclius.

Caption: EARLY BYZANTINE Anonymous | Set of plates depicting life of David (The David Plates). | 629-630 | Byzantine | Byzantine (Early) | ©Kathleen Cohen | nyny2091

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