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Watercolour of a fragmentary mosaic from Gloucester, octagon scheme.
The main panel is reconstructed as an overall pattern of four rows of four octagons forming tilted square interspaces, all outlined in simple guilloche. At least four octagons were occupied by eight-petalled flowers set in linear octagons bordered on three examples by band of inturned triangles, on another with a band of wave pattern and on another with a circle of simple guilloche. On the left side of the mosaic is part of a second panel bordered in coarse guilloche. At least one side of the mosaic has an ashlar-pattern border.
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Length: 775 millimetres (Image)
Length: 790 millimetres (Paper)
Width: 488 millimetres (Image)
Width: 610 millimetres (Paper)
- Curator's comments
- Original mosaic probably dates from the mid-Second Century AD. From the Woolworths basement site, 10-18 Eastgate Street, Gloucester. Very fragmentary when discovered, now destroyed. Drawing prepared from excavator's field sketches made in 1969 and 1972.
- Not on display
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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