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Ancient Art

Mosaic Floor with inscription

ca. A.D. 526

Mosaic: limestone tesserae

Tabula Ansata: 58 × 311 cm (22 13/16 × 122 7/16 in.)
without ansae: 265 cm (104 5/16 in.)
100.33 × 340.52 cm (39 1/2 × 134 1/16 in.)
The Yale-British School Excavations at Gerasa
1929.419
Geography: 
Excavated in Gerasa, Jordan
Status: 
Not on view
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: 

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), 240, no. 5, pl. 5.

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