Marble plaque with a centaur and a dancer

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The marble slab has a depiction of a centaur and a dancer. The centaur has long hair and a hair cover and is playing a musical instrument that looks like a lute. The dancer is wearing a dress with very long sleeves that reminds the dresses that were usually worn by the Byzantine dancers. Benign in appearance and holding a musical instrument, the centaur has more in common with Chiron, the wise teacher of heroes of Antiquity, rather than with the savage centaurs and their deadly weapons whom the Byzantines identified with Evil. The inclusion of the dancing girl backs up the view that the sculpture was inspired by a theatrical performance.