A Roman Mosaic with Geometrical Patterns
4th-5th Century A.D.
Size: Height 75 inches (191 cm.) x Length 43 inches (109 cm.)
Ex. European collection, imported to the U.S. in 1989.
Composed of multicolored tesserae on a cream background preserving three rows each with alternating circles and diamonds with varying geometric designs in their interiors. Pelts shields between them. Mounted on lightweight honeycomb background with back opening for easier wall mounting. cf: For almost identical mosaic, refer to Christie’s Antiquities Sale, 12/9/15, Lot 89 (est. $25,000 – $35,000)
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