Palestra Floor Mosaic, Adjoining a Villa Bathhouse

Title

Palestra Floor Mosaic, Adjoining a Villa Bathhouse

Description

This mosaic adorned the floor of the palestra, or rectangular court meant for exercise or bathing, adjoining the bathhouse of a villa in Sicily. The mosaic depicted the circus races of the Circus Maximus in Rome. Even here in Sicily the patron felt the need to carry the scenes of Rome with him.

Creator

Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio

Source

Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, "The Villa del Casale of Piazza Armerina," Expedition 53, no. 2. 2011.

Date

2011

Rights

Created by Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio; permission granted for educational, non-commercial use

Files

bathhousefloor.png

Reference

Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, Palestra Floor Mosaic, Adjoining a Villa Bathhouse, 2011

Cite As

Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, “Palestra Floor Mosaic, Adjoining a Villa Bathhouse,” Living Late Antiquity, accessed May 20, 2018, http://livinglateantiquity.org/items/show/196.