Bas-relief depicting a leopard hunting scene.


The scene provides us with a model of the costumes of the Palmyrene mounted archers at that time. This hunting scene represents an archer riding a horse while chasing a leopard. He’s dressed in loose, long pants and a striped long-sleeved shirt. We notice the arrows quiver placed on the right and back side of the horse. The archer is also with a sword tied in its waist.

This scene also gives us an idea of the kind of wildlife in the area during this time and with a clear indication of the presence of the Asian leopard in that region. It is reported that the last Asian leopard was killed in Syria in 1948. (*)

  • Material: Limestone.

  • Item Dimensions: 40 cm (W) x 34 cm (H)

  • Date: 2ed Century CE

  • Excavated from:

  • Archaeological Mission:

  • Archaeological Museum Of Palmyra – 2011

Excavation Site Location

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