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


Mosaic: limestone tesserae


approximate: 160 × 312 in. (406.4 × 792.48 cm)

Credit Line

The Yale-British School Excavations at Gerasa

Accession Number



Early Christian


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.



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.
  • 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
  • Iain Browning, Jerash and the Decapolis (London: Chatto and Windus, 1982), 209–211
  • 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
Object copyright
Additional information

Object/Work type

floors, tesserae (mosaic components)

Technical metadata and APIs


Open in Mirador

View IIIF manifest

The International Image Interoperability Framework, or IIIF, is an open standard for delivering high-quality, attributed digital objects online at scale. Visit to learn more

Linked Art

API response for this object

Linked Art is a Community working together to create a shared Model based on Linked Open Data to describe Art.