Artist unknown / Stylized Cross / late 4th century - 5th centuryArtist unknown
Stylized Cross
late 4th century - 5th century

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Syrian
Creator Role: Sculptor
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Stylized Cross
View: front
Creation Start Date: 366
Creation End Date: 499
Creation Date: late 4th century - 5th century
Object Type: Architecture
Classification Term: Stone
Materials and Techniques: stone, granite
Dimensions: W.3-3/4 x H.35 x Dia.35 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 69.78
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Klejman

This round mosaic is a segment of a larger pattern composed of intersecting arcs that together formed a series of cross shapes. It represents a variant of the "Rainbow" style, characterized by vivacious geometric designs executed in multicolored bands. Such carpet-like patterns were commonly used in the pavements of Roman houses and early Christian churches.

AMICA ID: MIA_.69.78
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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