The Bucklersbury Pavement; 250
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

The Bucklersbury Pavement; 250


© Museum of London

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A tesselated Roman pavement discovered in Bucklersbury in 1869.
The mosaic has survived almost intact and measures some 6 by 3.6 metres. The few missing sections have been restored. It is in two sections: one square, the other semi-circular so as to fit into an apse or semi-circular end to the room. In the square portion, an interlaced guilloche ring borders a central stylized flower. Outside this are two interlocking squares of guilloche, and the whole area is bordered by a further guilloche frame. Stylized floral motifs and acanthus buds are placed in each corner. Between the two main areas of decoration lies a band with a scroll motif of leaves and a central floral pelta. A guilloche border surrounds the apsidal or semi-circular end, enclosing a semi-circle of shaded scale pattern and also a scallop shell. The design, which consists of red, white, yellow, black and green tesserae is surrounded by a plain red border.




250 AD - 250 AD

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