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Elephant Attacking a Feline


Artist Unknown (Syrian)


late 4th-mid 5th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G240
Elephant Attacking a Feline, Artist Unknown (Syrian)
Elephant Attacking a Feline: Gallery Label - Current
: Three Late Antique Mosaics
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Mosaic (Do Not Use) | Mosaic
Size: 41 1/4 x 81 1/2 in. (104.78 x 207.01 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Turkey, Northern Syria, Antioch
Culture: Syrian, Asia, Turkey, Northern Syria
Style: Byzantine, 4th-5th century
Physical Description: mosaic representing a scene of an elephant attacking a feline, in multicolors.; known to have come from the floor of an early Christian church near Antioch
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The John R. Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 69.49.2
Added to Site: February 28, 2009