Mosaic Floor with Border from Byzantine House on the Tel

Rooms with floor mosaics did not always use the same pattern throughout. Borders were often used to internally divide the decorative program, and may have been connected with how people moved through the space and related to the subjects they framed. 

Provenience: Byzantine House on the Tell, Level II

Dimensions: 89.5cm x 170cm

Penn Museum No.: 29-107-928

Further Reading: Penn Museum

Fitzgerald, Gerald M. Beth-Shan Excavations 1921-1923: the Arab and Byzantine Levels. Philadelphia: University Press for the University of Pennsylvania Museum, 1931. Plate XVI, 2.