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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Villa Romana del Casale (Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy)en_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 310-325 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknown (Ancient Roman)en_US
dc.date310-325en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-26T20:48:01Z
dc.date.available2013-02-26T20:48:01Z
dc.date.issued310-325en_US
dc.identifier196332en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 1551en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/103840
dc.descriptionDetail of the mosaic decorating the floor of the cubicle with erotic scene, depicting a young, scantily clad woman embracing a youth who is wearing a crown and holding a receptacle in his left hand; The villa contains some 45 rooms, nearly all of them still paved with mosaic (or in one case marble) flooring preserved in situ. It is estimated that the total area of mosaic paving covers about 3500 sq. m, more than in any other known single building in the Roman Empire. Internal stylistic links between individual pavements not only suggest close contemporaneity but also strengthen the likelihood that most if not all of the floors were laid by a single workshop; and close parallels in North Africa for pavement after pavement in the Sicilian villa demonstrate beyond all reasonable doubt that the mosaicists who worked at Piazza Armerina were based in Africa, almost certainly at Carthage. The subject matter is very diverse and includes hunting scenes, mythological scenes, marine scenes, circus and chariot scenes, children and cupids, fantastical animals and geometric decorative schemes. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 7/9/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediummosaicen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectanimalsen_US
dc.subjectdecorative artsen_US
dc.subjectmythology (Classical)en_US
dc.subjectrecreation and gamesen_US
dc.subjectfestivalsen_US
dc.subjectRoman Empireen_US
dc.subjectImperial (Roman)en_US
dc.titleVilla Romana del Casale: Mosaicsen_US
dc.title.alternativeRoman villa at Piazza Armerina: Mosaicsen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-R-S-VE-8-E2en_US
vra.culturalContextAncient Romanen_US
vra.techniquemosaic (process)en_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
vra.worktypemosaic (visual work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Ancient Roman)en_US


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