A BYZANTINE MARBLE MOSAIC PANEL
circa 5th-6th century a.d.
Depicting a running lion in profile to the right in a field of flowers, the lion composed of white, yellow, brown and gray tesserae, black for outlines, with red for the eye and mouth, the flowers in red with black stems, all on a white ground
69½in. (176.5cm) x 55in. (139.7cm.)