11 June 2003
A BYZANTINE MARBLE MOSAIC PANEL
Circa 5th-6th Century A.D.
Composed of gray, brown, black and red tesserae on a white ground, with a large fluted krater on a footed base issuing forth scrolling grape vines with ripened fruit, a bird standing to the bottom left and one within the vines to the top left, a basket laden with grapes above
78 in. (198.1 cm) X 72¼ in. (183.5 cm)
Graham Geddes Collection
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The University of Melbourne, 1982-1989
For the type, see an example from Antioch, with a portion now in Baltimore, p. 308 in Cimok, ed., Antioch Mosaics.
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