Achaemenid Pottery plaque, battle between Lapiths and Centaurs - two Griffons at either side , Circa 550-330 BC
Conservation: Good condition
Dimensions: 30 x 9 cm
Provenance: Archaeological Gallery, Israel, 2014. Export authorization from the Israel Antiquities Authority No. 5255801 with date 01/06/2014
Exhibited: Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
This decorative plaque depicts a fight scene involving several characters: in the central part an archer shoots at a being that appears to be a Centaur, half-man and half-horse. At either end are two Griffon – sphinxes representing the union between the human and the mythological. The scene is framed by a bordered frame that further enhances the beauty of the ornamentation.