Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Floor mosaics

These floor mosaics were found when digging was underway for an underground garage. They are now beautifully preserved and open to the public in the Domus of Stone Carpets under a church in Ravenna. This is the Dance of the Spirits of the Seasons.
This was a large house and each room had a different floor patterning. Many designs are familiar to us today as patchwork patterns.


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