- Museum number
Watercolour of a fragmentary mosaic from Gloucester, depicting an Acanthus scroll and human mask.
Overall scheme is uncertain, but has been reconstructed to show a square with square central panel outlined in guilloche. On one side of the panel is an elaborate plant, based on the acanthus. Projecting from its rippled lip are two pointed leaves, behind which is an ornate acanthus scroll with leaves terminating in a roundel containing a human mask.
- Production date
Length: 295 millimetres (Image)
Length: 451 millimetres (Paper)
Width: 284 millimetres (Image)
Width: 395 millimetres (Paper)
- Curator's comments
- The original mosaic probably dates from the Second Century AD. It was found at the Woolworth's basement site, 10-18 Eastgate Street, Gloucester. It is fragmentary, and is now in Gloucester Museum.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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