Casket Showing Heracles, Centaurs and Musicians
Byzantine, 11th century. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Ѡ-20



Title: Casket Showing Heracles, Centaurs and Musicians
Place of creation: Byzantium
Date: 11th century
Material: wood, ivory and copper
Technique: carved and engraved
Dimensions: 19.6 x 28.5 x 19 cm
Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 1885; formerly in the A.P. Basilewski collection
Inventory Number: Ѡ-20
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Ѡ-20







Casket, depicting Hercules, centaur and musicians (details).
Byzantium, 11th c. Elephant ivory on wood.
12 x 28.5 x19.8 cm. Acq. 1885 from A. P. Bazilevskii Coll. (Paris).
Inv. no. [omega] 20.
Pub.: Isk. Viz., 2, no. 602, p. 107.
Source: State Hermitage Museum :: Byzantium. washington.edu



See also Psiloi and Cavalry on a Byzantine Casket, 11th century, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Ѡ-18
Other 11th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Byzantine Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers





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