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Mosaic from a Roman villa

 

Width: 1.760 m

Gift of Thomas Best

P&EE 1854 6-23 1

Room 49: Roman Britain

    Mosaic from a Roman villa

    Roman Britain, 4th century AD
    From Abbots Ann, near Andover, Hampshire

    The Roman villa at Abbots Ann, near Andover, was discovered in the early 1850s. The portions of mosaic floors uncovered were in a bold and simple style, using large tesserae in a limited range of colours. They follow traditional Roman geometric designs.

     

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