Roman Empire, 4th/5rh century AD
H. 51cm; L. 167cm
This sizable late Roman mosaic is designed with a wavy lotus flower motive, is made of small stones or marble squares of different colors, called tesserae, now posed upon a bed of cement that is framed by a metal (brass) boarder. Mosaics covered walls and floors of temples and the private homes of the wealthy. They were at the same time architectural decoration and works of art in themselves. Their motifs included floral, geometric, hunting, animal and mythological subjects. The stylization and the modernity of these patterns adapt perfectly to contemporary decoration and architectural surroundings and will give an added value that will increase with time.
Condition: very good
Provenance: ex Zurich located jewelry shop embedded there by the owner in the late 1970s/early 1980s.
Item reference: VA1511