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Floor Mosaic with Trellis Pattern (Green Carpet)

Early Byzantine
5th century
515.62 cm x 261.62 cm (203 in. x 103 in.)

On view


Antioch-on-the-Orontes, III, The Excavations, 1937-1939, p. 203, no. 159 and pl. 77. Copy of text in dossier.

D. Levi, Antioch Mosaic Pavements (Princeton, 1947), pp. 315 f, 469, 626, pl. CXXVIII, b, c. Copy of text in dossier.

Handbook of the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Harvard University (Washington, DC, 1955), no. 287

G. Richter, Catalogue of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection (Cambridge, MA, 1956), no. 43.

Handbook of the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Harvard University (Washington, DC, 1967), no. 349.

E. Kitzinger, Byzantine Art in the Making: Main Lines of Stylistic Development in Mediterranean Art, 3rd-7th Century (Cambridge, Mass., 1980) 89, fig. 162

Antioch Mosaics, A Corpus, ed. F. Cimok (Istanbul, 2000), p. 242.

Acquisition History
Acquired with another large section of this floor, BZ.1938.75,a, which was not installed in the floor.
There is another section, shown in neg #64.27.7D, which was acquired with the other four segments of these mosaics. Its location was unknown as of October 31, 2001. It appears to be a larger section of the border of 38.75b and may have been dismantled in order to complete the section on display; however, there is no indication that this was done.