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Floor Mosaic Fragment with Fish in a Roundel
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Floor Mosaic Fragment with Fish in a Roundel


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Description With its counterpart (Walters 43.18), this fragment of a mosaic floor once decorated a Roman house. A bearded fish swims amidst wavy lines representing water. The diagonal layout of the background tesserae (marble cubes) indicates that these roundels were placed in the corners of a large floor composition.
Exhibitions
  • Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life. Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa; Hood Museum of Art, Hanover. 2014-2015.
Provenance Fran├žois Goiran, Sousse, Tunisia; Roger Goiran [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1974, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1974

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Creator
Period
2nd-3rd century (Roman)
Medium
marble tesserae
(Mosaics & Cosmati)
Accession Number
43.19
Measurements
29 1/4 x 26 3/4 x 2 in. (74.3 x 68 x 5.1 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy, Rome (Place of Origin)
  • Tunisia, Sousse (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Centre Street: Second Floor: Lobby

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