Floor mosaic fragment with lion - ROM2010_11729_6


Floor mosaic fragment with lion

Medium:Limestone tesserae
Geography: Excavated at Smyrna, Turkey
Date: about 200-225 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
42 x 54 cm
Object number: 994.220.22
Credit Line: Gift of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels.
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East
DescriptionMosaics 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.
Object History: Ex-Elie Borowski collection, Exhibition of ancient Near East - Mediterranean art and archaeology, Tokyo, 1973.
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