Phalera with Relief of Lion Attacking a Stag

Unknown2nd century B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Raised from a single sheet of silver, parcel-gilt. On the back there are three loops for the straps of the harness. Decorated by a lion attacking a stag.

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  • Title: Phalera with Relief of Lion Attacking a Stag
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 2nd century B.C.
  • Location Created: Parthia
  • Physical Dimensions: 9 x 12.6 cm (3 9/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Silver with gilding
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Phalera
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 81.AM.87.4
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 101D, Silver Treasures
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Near Eastern, Parthian
  • Classification: Implements