Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery
From: Tunisia | Zeugitana | Carthage
Curatorial Section: Mediterranean
|Current Location||Rome Gallery - On Display|
|Provenience||Tunisia | Zeugitana | Carthage|
|Date Made||200-250 CE|
|Iconography||Theseus | Boat | Latin Inscription|
|Inscription Language||Latin Language|
Opus vermiculatum. Boat scene with repeated inscription -Vinclusus- [may refer to owner of the house or an abbreviation for "Vinctor Lusus": winner of the game]. Depicts Theseus escaping King Minos' labyrinth on Crete. Colors: rusty red, mustard yellow, putty gray, black and white. Tesserae: in inset (boat-scene): 0.04 to 0.07cm, in background: 0.09 to 0.15cm. Floret square (including border): 0.20 to 0.205m. Letter height: 0.10 to 0.105m. Guilloche band W: 0.135 to 0.14m. Inset H: 0.545 to 0.56m (including black border). Edges are now hidden in a wooden box-like border which might accommodate 1 to 2cm beyond what is seen.
|Credit Line||Gift of Mrs. Dillwyn Parrish in memory of the late Dillwyn Parrish, 1904|
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