A BYZANTINE MARBLE MOSAIC PANEL
Circa 5th-6th Century A.D.
The rectangular panel with green, blue, red, and black tesserae on a cream ground, with interlocking bands forming a diamond between two circles and encircling the whole as a border, each circle framing a bird, one facing right, one facing left, the diamond with a vessel at the center, blossoms in the field
98½ in. x 34 in. (250.2 cm x 86.3 cm)