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Bibil Identifier bibil:200176
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Ancient Mosaic Pavements
Title (English, ) Themes, Issues, and Trends. Selected Studies
Author Hachlili, Rachel
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPB 7426
Place 904(394)
Department Antiquité
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-16754-4
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxviii Pages
317 Pages
height in cm 30
Genre Original
Abstract This publication is engaged in issues, trends, and themes depicted on mosaic pavements discovered in Israel, the Gaza Strip and Petra (the provinces of ancient Palaestina Prima, Secunda and Tertia) with comparable floors in Jordan (Arabia). The majority of the mosaic pavements discussed in this study are dated to the 4th-8th centuries CE. Mosaic pavements were the normal medium for decorating the floors of synagogues, churches, monasteries, and chapels, as well as public and private buildings. Inscriptions found on many of the pavements commemorate the donors, refer to the artists, and sometimes date the mosaics. The ornamentation of the mosaics in this region is remarkable, rich, and varied in its themes and provides many insights into the contemporary artistic and social cultures.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Iconography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Mosaics
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology (Christianity) : Themes : Mosaics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Iconoclasm (Pages: 209-218)
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