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Antakya Museum 7524
18-MAR-2004

Antakya Museum 7524

This is called the Yakto Mosaic, inv. 1016. It's fifth century AD, from Harbiye. The central figure is a woman, representing the Great Spirit or Megalopsychia. The hunters are - named - mythological figures.

Around the mosaic is a border with scenes of daily life in ancient Antioch. My guess is the man to the left is a butcher at work. The catalogue also refers to "a coffeehouse", but as coffee was not yet "invented" I rather call what we see to the right a "tavern".

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diseta24-Feb-2012 21:16
operipatos - the esplanade - la passeggiata - luigi sedita da firnze