Antiquarius

Specialist Dealers in Ancient Art

Mosaic

NZD $45,000

SKU: mosaic Category:

Description

A Roman mosaic floor panel featuring a hunting scene with three figures
and a boar.  The floors of Roman buildings were often richly decorated with
mosaics, mostly capturing scenes of history and everyday life.  Some mosaics
were bought as a standard design, while the wealthy villa owners
could afford
more personalised designs.  Hunting scenes were a popular subject.    Some
restoration, using original tessorae. 

c. 4th Century AD

Provenance:  Found in Jordan; ex Ancient Art,
London (UK Antiquity Dealers’ Association).
Exhibited  at Fortnum and Mason, London.