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River Fison. East Basilica. Nave mosaic.
6th c Byzantine Byzantine (Early) Mosaics

BYZANTINE PROVINCIAL Anonymous (c. 330 - 1453)
539-540
6th c
Marble; Limestone
Opus tessellatum
Byzantine (Early)
Mosaic
Olbia. (Qasr Libiya ). Barqah (Cyrenaica). Libya.
Qasr Libiya. Site museum.
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The original mosaic floor was made up of 10 rows of 5 square panels set into a grid pattern with a frame of looped-circles. The Fison was one of the four paradisiacal rivers of Eden in the Book of Genesis (Chapter 2).

Caption: BYZANTINE PROVINCIAL | East Basilica. Nave mosaic. River Fison. | 539-540 | Byzantine | Byzantine (Early)

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