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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Dates/Places: Roman Republic and Empire
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Section of a Mosaic Floor
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 400
Creation End Date: 500
Creation Date: Late Imperial Period, 5th century A.D.
Creation Place: Asia,Middle East,Lebanon,Al-Janub (governorate),Tyre
Object Type: Architecture
Classification Term: Mosaic
Materials and Techniques: Stone, mosaic
Dimensions: H.: 170.8 cm (67-1/4 in.); W.: 167 cm (65-3/4 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1993.345
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Mayer
Subject Description: Mosaic fragment showing a draped man leading a spotted animal, perhaps a camel or giraffe, an animal that Romans in Syria could have seen at public games or festivals.
Context: The floors of houses and public buildings were often decorated with images made of stone cubes set in concrete.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1993.345
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998
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