Tag: ancient art

  • Man leading a giraffe mosaic

    Man leading a giraffe mosaic

    Source:Wikipedia Mosaic Fragment with Man Leading a Giraffe The Mosaic Fragment with Man Leading a Giraffe is a mosaic from the 5th century CE is now held in the Art Institute of Chicago. The piece is Byzantine and originated in northern Syria or Lebanon. Mosaics of this type were commonly used to decorate wealthy family villas. BackgroundEdit Mosaic Fragment with Man Leading […]

  • Dallas Museum Volunteers to Return Mosaic to Turkey

    Dallas Museum Volunteers to Return Mosaic to Turkey Dallas Museum of Art The mosaic is to be returned to Turkey. The Dallas Museum of Art voluntarily returned an ancient marble mosaic in its collection to Turkey on Monday, after determining that the work — which dates from A.D. 194 and shows Orpheus taming animals with […]