A ROMAN MOSAIC PANEL
Circa Late 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
Composed of red, black, yellow, gray, and brown marble tesserae and green glass and gold-glass tesserae on a white ground, with a bust of a woman, in the central panel looking off to the left, perhaps the Season Spring or a follower of Dionysus, wearing a crown of laurel with a yellow headband fronted by a rosette, her center-parted hair with individual strands delineated, a lone tendril falling on to her right shoulder, wearing a Medusa pendant on a beaded necklace, her garment pinned with a disk at her right shoulder, a continuous swastika meander formed of two-strand guilloche on either side of the bust, some details in micro-mosaic
67 1/8 in. (170.5 cm) X 26¼ in. (66.7 cm)