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Mosaic Pavement Fragment with a Peahen

Unidentified Artist5th century - 6th century

Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums

The peahen is depicted mainly in profile with its head turned as it looks out over its back. It is a colorful fragment with accurate modeling of the tree, color, shading of foliage, and blue tones in the peahen's neck, which are formed by tesserae of blue glass.

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  • Title: Mosaic Pavement Fragment with a Peahen
  • Creator: Unidentified Artist
  • Date: 5th century - 6th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w103.0 x h114.0 x d1.6 cm
  • Period: Roman Imperial period, Late, to Early Byzantine
  • Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Martha Gefter and Thomas Lemberg in honor of David Gordon Mitten
  • Creation Place: Northwestern Syria/Syria/Asia/Ancient & Byzantine World
  • Type: Mosaics
  • External Link: Harvard Art Museums
  • Medium: Stone and glass tesserae embedded in mortar

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