Ancient Roman Mosaic of a Tree

Ancient Roman Mosaic of a Tree

Item Number: 20313

$9,500.00

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Period: circa 3rd – 4th c. CE
Dimensions: 23” x 34”
Condition: Excellent, honeycomb. Honeycomb is a very expensive process that results in mosaics weighing roughly one third of the more conventional cement process.
Region: Eastern Mediterranean, most likely up toward Antioch, the magnificent ancient city capital.
Provenance: Formerly the property of a European gentleman who acquired it between 1970 and 1980 from a licensed dealer in Lebanon. Provenance documents are available.
Description
Ancient Roman mosaic of a lovely tree crown, a truly beautiful complete example. A strong trunk with light arriving from the left culminating in multi-hued branches and leaves. Formerly in the floor of a very rich Roman villa.










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