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Object Number:69-27-2
Current Location: Mosaic Hall
Currently On Display
Provenience: Syria (uncertain)
Date Made: 300-399 AD
Early Date: 300
Late Date: 399
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Stone
Plaster
Iconography:Bird
Plant
Length: 36 cm
Width: 38 cm
Credit Line:Gift of George J. Oakey, 1969

Description

Within a frame consisting of a single line of black tesserae is, at left, a bird facing left, at right a plant. Bird stands with right foot raisedl formed with red, black and yellow tesserae. The plant is formed of black and gray tesserae: 4 branches and a single pointed bud. Background in white. Outside the frame on right and below is a second border of yellow tesserae. Set in plaster in metal frame. Tesserae irregularly cut.


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