‘Atiqot 87 (2016)
A Mosaic Floor with
at ‘En Yaʻal (Nahal Refa’im), Jerusalem
(Hebrew, pp. 121*–126*; English summary, pp. 111–112)
Keywords: Roman East, art, emblema, North Africa, triclinium
Two rooms of a Late Roma-period villa were exposed on the northern bank of Nahal Refa’im, Jerusalem. The southern room was paved with a white mosaic floor adorned with two colored panels: one, enclosed in a wide frame, contains
that usually adorn the floors of dining or reception rooms, and the other, is adorned with an intersecting rosette pattern. The composition, the colors and the quality of the mosaics indicate a third-century CE date.
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