Late Roman, Saxon Inspiring 'Man Between Beasts' Openwork Mount 019889

Late Roman, Saxon Inspiring 'Man Between Beasts' Openwork Mount 019889
Late Roman, Saxon Inspiring 'Man Between Beasts' Openwork Mount
Silver, 1.56 grams, 13.55 mm. 4th-5th century AD. A finely made openwork fitting in the form of a human bust between confronted beasts - possibly bears or wolves. This motif played some part in late Roman iconography and was later given the Christian interpretation of 'Daniel in the Lion's Den'. Reference: cf. openwork mounts in Read, B. Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, vol.1, Langport, 2001. Very fine condition. Provenance: found continental Europe.
 
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