Rectangular floor mosaic panel with donkey - ROM2003_571_1

ROM2003_571_1

Rectangular floor mosaic panel with donkey

Medium:Limestone tesserae
Geography: Eastern Mediterranean, possibly Syria
Date: 500-600 AD
Period: Early Byzantine period
Dimensions:
118 x 151 x 4.3 cm
Object number: 983.219.5
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Elie Borowski
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East
DescriptionThe Romans at first favoured austerity and rejected any type of luxury, but they soon acquired a taste for extravagant living. This floor mosaic reflects the Roman penchant for conspicuous and costly personal and domestic ornamentation.
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