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Object Number:68-39-3
Current Location: Mosaic Hall
Currently On Display
Provenience: Syria
Date Made: 300-499 AD
Early Date: 300
Late Date: 499
Length: 41 cm
Width: 64 cm
Credit Line:Gift of George J. Oakley, 1968


Bird stands facing right, one leg straight, the other raised to beak, within frame, preserved except at upper right corner, of single line of black tesserae. A schematic plant in black tesserae to right and to left. Legs and beak in red. Outline in black, interior partly grey, black and white. Beyond frame at left 2 lines, partly red, partly yellow. At bottom below frame 2 lines of yellow one of red, one of black. Background in white tesserae. Tesserae irregularly cut. Set in plaster in metal frame.

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