Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE A: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Chariot and Four Horsemen (opus sectile)
Image View:
Detail, horseman on right side (from the white racing stable)
Creator:
unknown (Roman (ancient))
Location:
repository: Museo Nazionale Romano (Rome, Lazio, Italy)
Location Note:
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme; largo di Villa Peretti, 1
GPS:
41.901403 12.498216
Date:
ca. 318-331 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Roman (ancient)
Style Period:
Imperial (Roman)
Work Type 1:
opus sectile (visual work)
Classification:
mosaics
Material:
colored marble and gold glass
Technique:
opus sectile (technique)
Description:
Wall panel in opus sectile from Rome, Basilica of Junius Bassus (basilica Iunii Bassi), a civil basilica on the Esquiline Hill built by Junius Annius Bassus in 331 during his consulate. It is best known for its examples of opus sectile work, a type of inlay which is considered a rarer and more luxurious art than straightforward mosaic. The panel depicts a two-horse chariot bearing the presiding magistrate (probably Junius Bassus or his son) at a pompa circensis ("circus parade"). The four horsemen behind him represent the colors of the four racing stables (red, blue, green, and white) of the Circus Maximus. From the collection of the Palazzo Del Drago. (Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Main_Page)
Collection:
Adjunct Module A: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A3-R-PM-CFH-A06
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Chariot and Four Horsemen (opus sectile)