Corinth Object: MOS 1962 1
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Object
Name:   MOS 1962 1
Title:   TESSELATED FLOOR: THREE SECTIONS
Category:   Architecture
Category Code:   MOS
Year:   1962
Object Number:   1
Description:   Tesselated floor with geometric designs and figural representations. Tesserae bedded in cement.
Decoration:   Many colors used, both brilliant colors (glass) and subdued hues (stone). Outer border of interlocking circles. Inner border of large rinceau with small scale figures: centaur chasing panther and other animal. Two panels of field bordered by meander. Panels show birds with fruits.
Material:   Limestone, glass.
Condition:   Missing parts. Preserving three sections total: two sections of outer border, one section of inner border, and parts of two panels of field.
Period:   3rd c. A.C.
Chronology:   last quarter 1st c. CE, according to Miller 1972; 3rd c. CE, according to Salieis 1987
Bibliography:   Robinson 1963, Chronika 18, p. 78-79, fig. 92c; Miller 1972, Hesperia 41, p. 333-354; Waywell 1979, AJA, cat. 16, p. 297; Bruneau, Tendances, ANRW; Wiseman 1979, ANRW 2.7.1, p. 528, pl. 10.18; Joyce 1979, AJA p. 262; Salieis 1987, Bon. Jahib, p. 278
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Images (36)