16 septembre 2010

Ancient Roman Mosaic from Israel on View @ Metropolitan Museum

Mosaic Floor. Roman, ca. A.D. 300. Excavated at Lod (Lydda), Israel. Stone tesserae. Israel Antiquities Authority and the Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Center. Image: Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority September 28, 2010–April 3, 2011 In 1996, workmen widening the Jerusalem–Tel Aviv road in Lod (formerly Lydda), Israel, made a startling discovery: signs of a Roman mosaic pavement were found about three feet below the modern ground surface. A rescue excavation was conducted immediately by the Israel... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2009

One of the Most Impressive and Largest Mosaics in Israel will be Re-exposed

Photos by Niki Davidov, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority JERUSALEM.- Thirteen years after one of the most beautiful mosaics ever to be seen in the country was covered over, the Israel Antiquities Authority, in cooperation with the municipality of Lod and its residents, is beginning an archaeological excavation that will re-expose the mosaic, once and for all. Some 30,000 people from all over the country visited the site during one weekend when the mosaic was on display to the public. The 1,700 year old mosaic floor,... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2009

A Roman mosaic panel. Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.

A Roman mosaic panel. Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D. Composed of pink, russet, yellow, ochre, green, pale blue, grey, white and black tesserae, depicting a Nereid or Venus seated on the back of a bearded triton, naked with her drapery over her right leg and beneath her, holding a swag of drapery billowing behind, wearing a necklace, armlets and anklets, the triton holding her drapery in his upraised left hand, his lower chest in the form of a horse with raised forelegs and a dolphin swimming beneath, his lower body a scrolling fish... [Lire la suite]
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