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Geometric mosaic

c. 101 - c. 200

Museo de Zaragoza

Museo de Zaragoza
Zaragoza, Spain

Geometric paving mosaic with black and white tesserae. It is composed of a medallion shape made up of white triangles on a black background, with eight concentric circles in a rosette with six white ends above a black hexagon. It features white triangles at the four corners. This shape is disputed, but is likely to be a military emblem: most likely a military shield.
This mosaic was in a room inside the domus containing the Orpheus mosaic.

Details

  • Title: Geometric mosaic
  • Date: c. 101 - c. 200
  • Physical Dimensions: 145 x 142cm
  • Type: Mosaic
  • Rights: Gobierno de Aragón
  • External Link: CERES MCU
  • Medium: Opus tessellatum
  • Photograph: Google Art Camera
  • Cultural context: Rome

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