jueves, 25 de marzo de 2010

Mosaic - Villa Fortunatus

Name of the artist: Don't know

Material and techniques: OPUS tessellatum: tiles is done with equal and different tones. Usually, they are geometrical designs, but not figures. Sometimes combined with the OPUS vermiculatum, the latter to the contours and their filling tesellatum.

Where it was made and found: Found in the southern corridor of the peristyle of the Villa Fortunatus, Fraga, Huesca

When it was made and found: Done in the second half of fourth century C.; found in archaeological excavations in the 40s of the twentieth century to the 80s

Dimensions: 54 x 58 cm (each)

Description: Mosaic agricultural calendar Villa Fortunatus, which evokes the horse games and edible thistle are symbols of September.

Historical context: Siglo IV d.C. in Hispania Roman cities begin to be abandoned and proliferation of large farms villas such as Villa Fortunatus of Fraga

Thematic: Agricultural calendar

Where is to be seen now: Museum of Zaragoza

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