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Dick Osseman | profile | all galleries >> Gaziantep pictures - Turkey >> Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep >> Women at breakfast tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

A temporary gallery of the Zeugma Museum in Gaziantep | The Mars statue at the Gaziantep museum | Lower floor | Achilles | Acratos and Euphrosyne | Andromeda and Perseus | Antiope and satyr | Daedalus and Icarus | Dionysos | Dionysos and Ariadne | Dionysus' triumf | Eros and Psyche | "Gypsy" mosaic | Methiokos | Oceanous and Thetis | Another Oceanous and Thetis | Water gods and goddesses | Women at breakfast | Zeus and Europa | Temporary 1 | Bust of Dionysos | Temporary 3 | Temporary 4 | The mosaic of Aphrodite | Temporary 6 | Temporary 7 | Geometric mosaics

Women at breakfast

2nd-3rd century AD. From the House of Zosimos.

Elsewhere I found it is called The drama group. I was informed by a knowledgeable source: this mosaic must represent a scene from a comedy, even though the participants don't look like they are having a particularly good time. The inscription above the figures is one word: synaristôsas ("the women breakfasting together"), the title of a comedy by Menander (should be synaristôsai). There is a mosaic at Mitylene illustrating the same play, and also one at Pompeii. The one on your site is signed by Zôsimos at the bottom, as the view in picture 8156 shows (Zôsimos epoiei = Zosimos made [it]).
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