Description The left side is missing, and the roundel is warped on a vertical axis, rendering it concave from the back. Eleven holes (originally fifteen) at the perimeter allowed the piece to be sewn to a leather bridle. The relief shows in profile the head of Herakles, or perhaps Alexander the Great shown as Herakles, wearing a lion's scalp. Part of the animal's skin, including a paw, is slung over his shoulder along with a spear and a knotty staff. A molding frames the composition.
- Ivory: The Sumptuous Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983-1984.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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