Mosaic Floor with Amphora

Amphorae were occasionally placed at the edges of large floor mosaics and used as the base for intertwined vine motifs that would erupt out from inside them. This example was found on the Tel, but other more complete examples exist from other monuments in Beth Shean.

Provenience: Southwest of the Byzantine Round Church on the summit; Level II

Date: 5th-6th century CE

Dimensions: 100 cm x 104 cm

Object Number: 29-107-932

Museum Record

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 XVIII, 4.