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Mosaic

UnknownRoman 2nd Century AD

Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ

Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ

Mosaic with a design formed by black tesserae on a white background depicting a vine growing out of a pot (krater). Between the branches small winged spirits wander carrying baskets in their hands and collecting grapes. There is a small bird perched on one of the branches. The decorative figures do not have a defined outline, but are formed by the internal tessarae.

The mosaic was found in excavations by M. Pellicer in 1965. In the 18th century, J. Cavanilles recorded a similar mosaic, also in Calpe, except that his mosaic was symmetrical and that there was a mouse in the upper part of the decoration. It is likely that the two mosaics were facing each other forming part of the same floor, around a circular structure with a drain.
C.S.: 3774
PELLICER, M., 1966.
ABAD CASAL, L., 2002.
CAVANILLES, A.J., 1797

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Details

  • Title: Mosaic
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Roman 2nd Century AD
  • Place Part Of: Calp (Alicante/Alacant, Spain)
  • Physical Dimensions: w288 x h264 cm
  • Finding: Baños de la Reina, Calp (Alicante/Alacant, Spain)
  • Denominación: Mosaico
  • Type: Stone tesserae
  • Rights: Museo Arqueológico Provincial de Alicante. MARQ, Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ
  • External Link: http://www.marqalicante.com/Paginas/es/CATALOGO-P255-M3.html

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