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Mosaic of Venus and Tritons, Period: Late Roman; circa: 4th c.; Materials: stone. Dimensions: Height: 1.96 metres Width: 2.11 metres (at base) Excavated/Place: Caria, Bodrum, Hadji Captan’s Field (Halicarnassus). Excavated by: Sir Charles Thomas Newton, 1857. Museum Description: Venus is seated on a twisted shell, which is seen to the right; In her right hand she holds a circular mirror which reflects her full face; in her left hand she holds a long tress of hair; behind her is a veil held by a Triton on either side; the Tritons have curling forked tails and a pair of claws on their heads; below are two dolphins, one crab, and three.  British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Mosaic, Two Peacocks Perch on a Fountain, Period: Early Byzantine, circa: A.D. 450–462. The MFA is open 7 days a week. Monday and Tuesday 10 am–5 pm, Wednesday–Friday 10 am–10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am–5 pm.

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4th century Roman mosaic panel of Eros, a circus chariot rider of the Red Fraction. From Tunisia. The Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.

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The Cleveland Museum of Art

Fragment of a Floor Mosaic- Adam and Eve, Period: late 400s-early 500s, Early Byzantium, Northern Syria. The Cleveland Art Museum Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Closed Mondays.

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Mosaic Pavement; Period: Late Roman; circa: 4th c.; Excavated/Place: Halicarnassus, Modern Turkey, Aegean Region, Anatolia. Materials: stone. Dimensions: Height: 1.4 metres Length: 1.67 metres. Museum Description: Part of a panel from a mosaic pavement: Meleager, on horseback, spears a leopard. The panel is inscribed in Greek with the hero’s name. 

British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Mosaic Pavement; Period: Late Roman; circa: 4th c.; Excavated/Place: Halicarnassus, Modern Turkey, Aegean Region, Anatolia. Materials: stone. Dimensions: Height: 1.4 metres Width: 1.36 metres. Museum Description: Panel from a mosaic pavement, Dionysos dances to the right, with the panther running behind and looking up at him. Dionysos wears a grey-green wreath, and carries a strip of red drapery edged with black. The name of Dionysos is inscribed in Greek.

British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Mosaic Panel. Period: Early Byzantine;  circa: Late 6th – early 7th century. Findspot: Istanbul, Kalenderhane Mosque excavations. Decorated the southern niche of the apse; it depicts the earliest presentation scene, the hypapante, found in Istanbul. Materials: stone, glass. In the Istanbul Archaeological Museum collections, there are rich and very important works of art belonging to various civilizations from the regions from Africa to Balkans , from Anatolia and Mesopotamia to Arab Peninsula and Afghanistan that were in the borders of the Ottoman Empire.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fragment of a Floor Mosaic with a Personification of Ktisis, Period: Early Byzantine circa: 500–550, with modern restoration. Materials: Marble and glass. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) is one of the world’s largest and finest art museums. Its collection includes more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Public Hours: 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Open seven days a week.

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Roman Mosaic, Period: Late Roman; circa: 4th c.; Excavated/Place: Caria, Bodrum, Hadji Captan’s Field (Halicarnassus), Anatolia. Materials: stone. Dimensions: Diameter: 105.41 centimetres. Museum Description: Stone mosaic; medallion with mask of Phobos in the centre of rosette with 12 petals; triangles between rosette petals; the mask is red-brown and ochre; rosette petals are black and the triangles are red-brown. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Circular mosaic. Personification of the city of Halicarnassus. Period: Late Roman; circa: 4th c.; Excavated/Place: Halicarnassus, Modern Turkey, Aegean Region, Anatolia. Materials: stone. Dimensions: Height: 54.5 centimetres Width: 49.5 centimetres. British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).

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Siege of Constantinople in 1453 (fresco), Romanian School, (16th century) – Church of St George, Voronet Monastery, Bukovina, Romania.

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