Réf : 69264
Daniel in the lions' den - Malines Alabaster Early 17th century
A beautiful alabaster plaque carved in low relief with heightened gold in its original oak frame, decorated "a pastiglia" with rich interlacing foliage and floral cabochons. Represented is a scene from the Old Testament where Daniel was thrown into a pit where there were seven hungry lions, for killing the dragon venerated by the Babylonians, under the reign of Cyrus the Younger.
This representation is exceedingly rare.
Malines / Mechelen. Early 17th century. Without monogram.
In good condition with minor losses to the pastiglia of the frame and some stable cracks and slight wear to the alabaster [...]