Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Tunisia | Zeugitana | Carthage

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4012
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman
Provenience Tunisia | Zeugitana | Carthage
Date Made 200-250 CE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Stone
Technique Tessera
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.

Height 32 cm
Length 205.5 cm
Width 134.5 cm
Thickness 32 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Dillwyn Parrish in memory of the late Dillwyn Parrish, 1904

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