Floor mosaic of tiger - ROM2011_11878_11

ROM2011_11878_11

Floor mosaic of tiger

Medium:Limestone tesserae
Geography: Eastern Mediterranean, possibly Syria
Date: 500-600 AD
Period: Byzantine period
Dimensions:
106 x 113 cm
Object number: 983.219.3
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Elie Borowski
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East
Description

Mosaics were found in many domestic, civic, and religious buildings throughout the Roman world. They served to decorate walls and ceilings, but also functioned as attractive and hardwearing floors in high-traffic areas. Most of the mosaics in the ROM’s collection were in fact floor pavements.

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