Mosaic

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 450–462


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Diameter: 0.97 m.

Accession Number

1970.324

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Mosaics

Two peacocks perch on a fountain, in the form of a kantharos into which water flows from a stylized floral (palmette) spout above. Colors: pale red and blue on yellow. From the floor of a church complex near (at) Marathus or Homs (Edessa).

Provenance

Said to be from the floor of a church complex near (at) Marathus or Homs (Edessa); by date unknown: with George Zacos, Engelgasse 65, Basel, Switzerland; 1970: gift to Department of Classical Art, MFA from an Anonymous Source; accessioned by MFA as gift of Department of Classical Art, April 8, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of the Department of Classical Art