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Mosaic niche: GR.159.1910

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Object information

Titles

Mosaic niche

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Architectural niche

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.535 m
Height: 1.10 m
Width: 0.80 m

Relative size of this object

80 cm1.1 m53.5 cm What does this represent?

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Find spot

  • Baiae Campania Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1910) by Marks, Murray

Dating

Early Roman
1 CE - 100 100 CE

Note

Mosaic

Components of the work

Background: composed of plaster ( painted with red ochre) Tesserae: composed of red jasper quartzite Egyptian blue obsidian glass

Materials used in production

Shell Mosaic

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.159.1910
Primary reference Number: 68584
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 9 March 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Niche" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/68584 Accessed: 2021-12-07 22:01:43

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