The AMICA Library
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European; Southern European; Roman
Roman Republic and Empire
Section of a Mosaic Floor
Late Imperial Period, 5th century A.D.
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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.
Asia,Middle East,Lebanon,Al-Janub (governorate),Tyre
H.: 170.8 cm (67-1/4 in.); W.: 167 cm (65-3/4 in.)
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Mayer
The floors of houses and public buildings were often decorated with images made of stone cubes set in concrete.
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