Detail View: The AMICA Library: Section of a Mosaic Floor

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1993.345
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
Object Type: 
Architecture
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 Date: 
Late Imperial Period, 5th century A.D.
Creation Start Date: 
400
Creation End Date: 
500
Materials and Techniques: 
Stone, mosaic
Classification Term: 
Mosaic
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.
Creation Place: 
Asia,Middle East,Lebanon,Al-Janub (governorate),Tyre
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
Rights: 
Context: 
The floors of houses and public buildings were often decorated with images made of stone cubes set in concrete.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.E28254.TIF