Great Palace peristyle mosaic: Detail: Bear climbing a pear tree, and mythological creature

Published/Created:
Constantinople
Istanbul, Istanbul, Marmara, Turkey
ca. 527-565
Date Depicted:
ca. 2003-2006
500 AD - 1499 AD
Notes:
Probably completed during the reign of Emperor Justinian I. Mythological creature is has the body of a leopard, wings, a horse's head, a unicorn's horn, and an odd mouth.
Variant Titles:
Sacred Palace
Topics:
Mosaics -- Turkey -- 6th century -- (YVRC)
Culture:
Byzantine
Roman
Accession Number:
4178-195
Genre:
mosaics (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Note:
Photos by Marinis Vasileios.
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
Istanbul, Turkey: Great Palace Mosaic Museum (Büyük Saray Mozaikleri Müzesi)
OID:
10159555
PID:
digcoll:1832986