domenica 21 luglio 2024

Section V.1, the mosaic with vine shoots

Mosaico del fiocco e tralci di vite, Museo archeologico nazionale di Aquileia, Courtesy of Museo archeologico nazionale di Aquileia | Foto: © Gianluca Baronchelli
Small colored tiles draw sinuous vine shoots tied by a bow in one of the most interesting mosaics in the Archaeological Museum. The bright decorations on a black background are a testament to the close relations that Aquileia had for centuries with Greece and the East. Found in the dining room of a domus to the east of the city, the mosaic with vine shoots is an example of the richness of motifs elaborated by Aquileian artisans: geometric patterns, floral decorations, scenes of everyday life and refined inlays embellished the wealthiest residences and today they document the excellence of Aquileia in the art of mosaic.

Work of art - National Archaeological Museum of Aquileia