Saturday, October 21, 2006

Hexagram Room

A 3rd century Roman room full of hexagrams in Villa Romana del Casale in the town of Piazza Armerina in the province of Enna, Sicily. Researchers couldn't identify the owner of this villa. This is THE BEST ancient hexagram artifact I've seen so far. In each hexagram there's a circular emblem, containing allegories of the four seasons or images of fish and birds.

The mosaics are made of rare marble pieces which are called Opus sectile.
Picture is courtesy of "liberalmind1012" who published it on Flickr and wrote to me:
I didn't even see the stars until you pointed them out--thanks!

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