Section of a Marble Mosaic Bathhouse Floor
- Marble, mosaic
- Overall: 108 x 104in. (274.3 x 264.2cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1940
- Accession Number:
This elegantly simple floral carpet belonged to a floor identified by a Greek inscription as part of the restoration in 537/38 of a public bath, probably occasioned by the great earthquake of 526. Antioch was a major administrative, commercial, and military center for the Empire, as well as a leading administrative center for the Christian church.