ROMAN MOSAIC WITH GEOMETRIC DESIGN, 3RD – 4TH CENTURY A.D.

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Culture: Roman
Date: 3rd – 4th Century A.D.
Medium: Tesserae
Condition: Intact, mounted on honeycomb making it much easier to move and ready for mounting.
Provenance: Ex- European private collection, 1980s;  American private collection.
Dimensions: L. 82 in. (208 cm.), W. 82 in. (208 cm.)
Ref No. ROM062

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Description

Large Roman mosaic with a geometric design of circles and diamonds. The mosaic consists of five full rows and two half rows of multi-colored circles alternating with diamonds on a white background, with small stepped diamonds in the field.

All of the circles and diamonds have a black outer border. Each circle has a wider band of yellow tesserae, followed by white and black tesserae. Their centers are filled with a variety of crosses, squares, and diamonds executed in shades of pink, grey, and brick red. The black-outlined diamonds are executed in shades of pink or gray, both of which are filled with designs of squares and lines in a variety of colors.