Ancient Roman Spring Season Mosaic

Ancient Roman Spring Season Mosaic

Item Number: 10668

$79,000.00

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Period: 3rd – 4th century CE
Dimensions: 70" x 66"
Condition: Excellent
Region: Middle East
Provenance: Formerly the property of an important French collector, his collection having been formed since the early 1960's; who acquired it between 1970 and 1980 from a licensed dealer in Lebanon. Documentation available from import of his collection to the United
Description
Magnificent large floor panel depiction of a season of the year in the original matrix. Foliage wreath, peplos gown. The portraits surrounding the central visage are exquisite examples of micro-mosaic tesserae. The Romans enjoyed placing mosaics of the four seasons around a central motif on their floors. They were partial to their placement in a very luxurious villa dining salon. This example has many expensive glass tesserae which enhance the coloring. This mosaic is one of the finest on the art market today. It affords an extraordinary opportunity to own a world class mosaic at a reasonable price. Mounted on honeycomb.

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