Roman Mosaics of Britain: South-West Britain
Society of Antiquaries of London, Apr 30, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 406 pages
Roman Mosaics of Britain is the culmination of more than seventy years of combined research and meticulous draughtsmanship by the authors, who are both in the forefront of mosaic scholarship. Their work, to be published in four volumes, is a complete illustrated catalogue of every known Romano-British mosaic - nearly 2000 in all - of which almost 450 feature in Volume II. Presented in the form of a county gazetteer, each mosaic is described, with drawings, photographs of figured elements and references. In many cases, the entry is illustrated by one of the authors' detailed paintings, which are faithful to the colour and composition of each mosaic. This volume contains some of the finest Romano-British mosaics ever uncovered. The South West has Britain's greatest concentration of figured mosaics, including, at Hinton St Mary, one of the earliest depictions Christ. Several pavements illustrate scenes from Virgil's Aeneid or Ovid's Metamorphosis. As well as the organisation of the craft, the history of mosaic discoveries, building types, room function, figured work and schemes are considered. Each county has its own detailed introduction.
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Roman Mosaics of Britain: Northern Britain, incorporating the Midlands and ...
David S. Neal,Stephen R. Cosh
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Mosaics from the City and County of Bristol
Sources of Illustrations 374
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apse Archaeol band Bath bath-suite blue blue-grey and white border building cantharus central centre chequers Cirencester coarse red coarse tesserae Colliton Park colours Combe St Nicholas corner craftsmen dark blue-grey dark grey Dewlish Dorchester Dorset Dorset County Museum double fillet Durnovarian Group east excavated Fifehead Neville Figure flanked floor Found fourth century fragment Frampton Halstock Haverfield heart-shaped Hemsworth Hinton St Mary hypocaust Ilchester interlaced squares Keynsham light blue-grey Limington Lindinis line drawing Littlecote location of mosaics Lost Low Ham lozenges Lufton motifs Newton St Loe octagons Orpheus painting by SRC pale blue-grey pale grey pelta photographs Pitney Plan of villa poised squares porticus probably RCHM Reburied rectangles rectangular panel red and white References right-angled Roman rows Saltire scheme side simple guilloche Smith Somerset South Somerset south-west square panel stepped-triangles strands survived tessellated triangles villa showing location water-colour white ground white tesserae Wiltshire