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
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.