Mosaic with Chain Border from Terrace House VII

Multicolored stone tesserae were frequently used to make frames for geometric or narrative scenes, and to separate decorative space. This fragment of a floor mosaic is probably part of an interlaced border.

Provenience: Terrace House VII

Date: 5th-6th century CE

Dimensions: 33.5cm x 26.7cm x 3.8cm

Object Number: 29-107-938

Museum Record

Mosaic in Situ

Further Reading

Fitzgerald, Gerald M. Beth-Shan Excavations 1921-1923: the Arab and Byzantine Levels. Philadelphia: University Press for the University of Pennsylvania Museum, 1931. Plate XVI, 1.