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Donor Name:
Sir Richard Wood  Search this
Site Name:
Carthage  Search this
Culture:
Roman  Search this
Object Type:
Mosaic
Place:
Tunis, Tunis Governorate, Tunisia, Africa
Accession Date:
1876
Notes:
From card: "Roman?, 1st century B.C. Stone mosaic representing a lion attacking an ass. Taken from the floor of the Temple of Astarte in Carthage where it was part of a much larger scene of Astarte in a chariot, surrounded by numerous other animals. The remainer of this mosaic was later destroyed. Refer to U.S.N.M. Proceedings, vol. 6, p. 415 - 6 for a complete account. [This publication can be viewed online: http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15715326 ]. Smith. Mus. Ann. Report, 1922, pl. 9, no text. Exhibit, Hall 26, 1976". Mosaic was displayed at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, 1876, prior to its donation to the United States National Museum. From 1978 NMNH slide set caption: Stone mosaic floor - lion killing hooved animal, Carthage, North Africa, ca. 100-200 A.D., Roman.
Record Last Modified:
1 Sep 2020
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
012416
USNM Number:
A158351-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b7b423b4-fd4c-496b-96cf-25f1beb8a1e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8030243