Mosaic Floor with Chain Border from Byzantine House on the Tel

Chain borders like this one were used in several different mosaic programs at Beth Shean. Stone tesserae were laid to resemble links in a sequence. This example formed the border to the bird mosaic panel in the terrace house.

Provenience: Byzantine House on the Tel; Level II

Date: 5th-6th century CE

Dimensions: 68.5cm x 241.5cm

Object Number: 29-107-930

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 XVI, 3.