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Temporary gallery | 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 Thetys | Another Oceanous and Thetys | 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 | Koçlu Mosaic | Sulumağara Mosaic | Yarımca-Bağtepe / Sarıdere Mosaic | Akdeğirmen mosaic | Dionysos and Ariadne

Koçlu Mosaic

5th century AD. Discovered by a farm-owner near Ekviran Hamlet, Koçlu Village, Şehitkamil sub-province of Gaziantep. After research in 2005 it was decided to bring it to the museum. It constituted the floor-decoration of a small, two-chambered church. It shows four animal figures, a bear, wild boar, dog, gazelle as well as plant motifs. The notice in the museum then indicates that, whereas Roman period mosaics would often show people, in the Early Christian period motifs of a geometrical nature were used. In the late 4th century AD in this region bird figures inside rosettes are also encountered, later followed by wild and domestic animals. Figures then are place arbitrarily over the entire surface of predominantly religious structures, hence identified as “Paradise” of “Noah’s Ark”.
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