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Floor Mosaic with Partridge
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Floor Mosaic with Partridge

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Description This mosaic fragment, together with Walters 43.19, decorated the floor of a Roman house in Tunisia, North Africa. In a circular frame, a partridge stands between two marsh plants. The naturalistic detail brought the charm of the outdoors to the interior domestic setting.
Provenance [Excavated at the arsenal in Sousse, Tunisia, 1896]; Fran├žois Goiran, Sousse, Tunisia, 1896; Roger Goiran, Gloucester, MA, [date of acquisition unknown], by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1974, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A. P. Fund, 1974

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

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