Painted Garden, Villa of Livia, detail with pomegranate
Painted Garden, removed from the triclinium (dining room) in the Villa of Livia Drusilla, Prima Porta, fresco, 30-20 B.C.E. (Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo, Rome) Plant species represented include: umbrella pine, oak, red fir, quince, pomegranate, myrtle, oleander, date palm, strawberry, laurel, viburnum, holm oak, boxwood, cypress, ivy, acanthus, rose, poppy, chrysanthemum, chamomile, fern, violet, and iris. Learn More on Smarthistory
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Relief of a honey bee Detail of a wall painting...
Relief of a honey beeDetail of a wall painting from the Tomb of Seti I (KV17). New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, reign of Seti I, ca. 1290-1279 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.
Pompeii. 1964. House of the Ceii, room 9, small garden, wall on SW side. Owl. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski. Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J64f1402
Romano-Egyptian Mosaic Glass Decorative Plaques with Vegetation Motifs
Mosaic glass, 1st century B.C.E./C.E. Decorative plaques with brightly colored vegetation motifs. There are narcissus-like flowers, tulips, wheat and others for a total of 12 different plant motifs. The flowers and their leaves are made out of mosaic glass in a vivid array of red, yellow, white, green, and pale blue, all embedded into a ground of cobalt or grayish green glass and then fired together. There is one example which shows both sides framed in rod glass that is the same color…
Glass mosaic fragment | Roman | Late Imperial | The Met
This fragment is a rare example of a Late Roman type of mosaic glass in which slices of mosaic canes were added to an almost colorless, translucent background.
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Treasures from the National Museum of Afghanistan on View at the British Museum
LONDON (AP).- The British Museum's latest exhibition displays ancient artifacts in gold, glass, stone and ivory from Afghanistan, a country whose fortune, and curse, has long been to lie at a crossroads of cultures, traders, artists and armies.
Description Primary Description: Half of Mosaic Plaque with Maenad. Translucent medium grey-blue glass, pitted with canes of opaque white, opaque red, opaque yellow, transparent amethyst and transparent green glass; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, cut and polished recently. Section of grey-blue cane with half of a female head, face modeled in white with amethyst eye and mouth, features delineated in grey-blue, lips and hair in brick-red with vine leaves and grapes in green outlined…
An Assemblage of Romano-Egyptian Mosaic Glass Inlays
Mosaic glass, 1st century B.C.E./C.E. H. (max) 3.5 cm. Beautifully colored, intricately detailed inlays of mosaic glass decorated the furnishings and walls of palaces and public buildings in late Ptolemaic Egypt and in Imperial Rome. These are not to be confused with floor or wall mosaics in which various stone tesserae, each of a single color, were set into plaster to form a design. Mosaic glass was a medium unto itself in which long rods of glass, each a different color, were…