Floor mosaic

anonymous mosaic artist4th century

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
Milan, Italy

This fragment of opus sectile floor mosaic dates back
to the 4th century, when Milan was the seat of the imperial court and centre of
a vast diocese, made prestigious by the pastoral and political action of its
great archbishop Ambrogio. Like other mosaics of
the time, it has a refined ornamental design, with frames, crosses and small
squares filled with intertwined ribbons, geometric patterns and flowers


  • Title: Floor mosaic
  • Creator: anonymous mosaic artist
  • Date Created: 4th century
  • Location: Museo di Arte Antica, Castello Sforzesco, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 203 x 201 cm
  • Type: Mosaic
  • Rights: Comune di Milano - Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, Castello Sforzesco, Milano
  • External Link: https://arteantica.milanocastello.it/
  • Medium: Mosaic
  • Art Movement: Ambrosian age
  • Art Form: Mosaic
  • Original title: Mosaico pavimentale

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