University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:97-123-49
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Greek (uncertain)
Roman (uncertain)
Provenience: Israel
Jerusalem
Locus: Solomon Temple
Period: Hellenistic Period
Roman Period
Date Made: 99 BC-AD 99
Early Date: -99
Late Date: 99
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Mortar
Marble (Stone)
Technique:Mosaic
Length: 5.5 cm
Width: 4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other Number:L-123-49 - Old Museum Number
14566 - ANSP Number

Description

Fragment of Coarse Monochrome White Mosaic True mosaics employ small cubes of marble, limestone and tile called tesserae. Their color varies from plain white to a full palette of shades and tones which, in the best mosaic work, can rival the effects of painted murals. The individual tesserae here are carelessly set. Note their large size and depth, the rough upper surfaces and irregular edges.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

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