Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Dionysus with Satyrs and Laurel Wreath Mosaic
Alternate Title:
Mosaico Pavimentale Con Dioniso e Satiri al Centro Entro Corona di Alloro
Image View:
Overall view of emblem and foliate border
Creator:
unknown (Roman (ancient))
Location:
repository: Museo Nazionale Romano (Rome, Lazio, Italy) inv. 327
Location Note:
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme; Largo di Villa Peretti, 2
GPS:
41.901359 12.498249
Date:
2nd century CE (creation)
Cultural Context:
Roman (ancient)
Style Period:
Imperial (Roman)
Work Type 1:
mosaic (visual work)
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects and Interior Design
Material:
tesserae of limestone; colored glass
Technique:
mosaic (process)
Subjects:
decorative arts; deities; mythology (Classical); Dionysus (Greek deity)
Description:
Central emblem of a floor mosaic found near San Giacomo alla Lungara, also called San Giacomo in Settimiano, due to its vicinity to Porta Settimiana, built by Septimius Severus and included by Aurelianus within the city walls. This is also the area of the Roman villa, discovered in 1879 during work on the embankments of the Tiber, under the Villa Farnesina, via Lungara. After detachment of frescoes, stucco and mosaics, the ancient structures were destroyed. (Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Main_Page)
Collection:
Adjunct Module B: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A3-R-PM-DSLW-A01
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Dionysus with Satyrs and Laurel Wreath Mosaic