Ancient Roman Fish Mosaic

Ancient Roman Fish Mosaic

Item Number: 20315

$12,500.00

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Period: 3rd - 4th CE, Late Roman
Dimensions: 21 x 47", 20 kg
Condition: Very good with no restoration.
Region: From the Eastern Mediterranean, near Antioch southward toward Israel.
Provenance: Formerly the property of a European gentleman who acquired it between 1970 and 1980 from a licensed dealer in Lebanon. Documentation available from import of his collection to the United States in 1988
Description
A very striking late Roman to early Byzantine mosaic of a fierce fish, with shark-like teeth, finely modeled. It is mounted on honeycomb which is a very expensive process, but stronger and one-third the weight of cement, making display and mounting very easy. Includes mounting bracket.

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