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Ram near a Tree

Ram near a Tree

400s

Byzantium, Northern Syria, Byzantine period, 5th century

Marble tesserae

Overall: 89.5 x 85.1 cm (35 1/4 x 33 1/2 in.); Mounted: 92.1 x 87 cm (36 1/4 x 34 1/4 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1969.113

Description

The two mosaic fragments of an ibex and a ram (1969.114) once formed part of a much larger floor mosaic that decorated an early Byzantine church in northern Syria. Displayed upright in the museum context, these mosaic fragments were originally displayed flat, possibly flanking the church's altar to evoke a paradise setting. The mosaic fragment showing the Fall of Adam and Eve (1969.115) is likely to have formed part of the same floor.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Byzantine
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Mosaic

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