Mosaics excavated by the Princeton University Archaeological Expedition to Antioch


Three entertainers (monkey handler, acrobat and juggler) from the raised central panel in Vesticule 3 on the floor of Roman bath E at Antioch. Photograph taken on 4 June 1935. [Photographic archives of the Princeton Art Museum.]

Raised mosaic of a Isis ceremony with one woman holding a sistrum and another wearing the priestess sash. Photograph taken on 4 June 1935. [Photographic archives of the Princeton Art Museum.]

Detail of from the Megalopsychia mosaic from the Yakto complex - showing a lion hunt with the hunters name given as Narkisos, the Greek form of Narcissus; dated to the 5th century AD. [Antakya, Hatay Archaeological Museum.]

Mosaic of lion hunt.

Mosaic of an elephant defeating a tiger from the villa of Constantine the Great in Antioch; dated circa AD 320. This may be an allegory to the Roman army being victorious in its campaign in the Tigris River Valley. [On display in the Minneapolis Institute of Art.]

Mosaic of the personification of Spring. [In the collection of the Louvre.]

Mosaic of the personification of Autumn. [On display in the Louvre.]

Mosaic of a hunter offering a hare at a countryside shrine to Artimus. [In the collection of the Louvre.]

Detail of a hunter and his hound - part of the panel showing the hare and Artimus shrine. [In the collection of the Louvre.]
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