Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa: Masterpieces from the National Museums of Tunisia

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Between the second and the sixth centuries of the common era, elaborate mosaics were designed and created to pave the floors of town homes and rural estates of the Roman settlements in North Africa. These stunning mosaics were especially widespread in the colony of Africa Proconsularis, modern-day Tunisia, and covered a wide range of subject matter: from scenes of daily life and classical mythology, to abstract floral and geometric designs of rare vibrancy and complexity. A distinctive African style emerged, whose influence ...

Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa: Masterpieces from the National Museums of Tunisia 2006, J. Paul Getty Trust Publications, Los Angeles, CA

ISBN-13: 9780892368037

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