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Mosaic Floor from south aisle of church of Bishop Paul, i.e. Procopius Church

ca. A.D. 526

Mosaic: limestone tesserae

Approximate: 406.4 × 792.48 cm (160 × 312 in.)
The Yale-British School Excavations at Gerasa
1929.418
Geography: 
Excavated in Gerasa, Jordan
Culture: 
Gerasa (Jordan)
Period: 
Early Christian
Classification: 
Mosaic
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-British School Excavations at Gerasa (Church of Bishop Paul [Procopius Church], south aisle, east end), present-day Jordan, 1928–34; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Professor Paul V. C. Baur, Gerasa: City of the Decapolis, ed. Carl H. Kraeling (New Haven, Conn.: American Schools of Oriental Research, 1938), 339–40, pl.83a-b.

Iain Browning, Jerash and the Decapolis (London: Chatto and Windus, 1982), 209–211.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 223, 239, no. 4, pl. 4, fig. 15.2.

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