Depictions of ships are not unsuprisingly reasonably common in the Roman mosaics of the Mediterranean. Here Zaraza Friedman analyses some of the most important examples, asking what they can tell us about ancient ship construction, rigging, and sailing techniques, and compares the results with the evidence available from the archaeological record.
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Book Description Oxford : British Archaeological Reports, BAR Publishing, 2011. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. XIV, 213 pages. Mosaic surfaces (floor and/or wall) comprise one of the most accomplished art forms to develop in the Mediterranean region in antiquity. Each country surrounding the Mediterranean Basin added to the development of the techniques and repertoire, reflecting cultural development and diffusion. This work focuses on all aspects of ship iconography as represented on known mosaics from major and minor sites. Contents: Introduction; Mosaic Production and its Application to Ship Depictions; ‘Catalogue of Ships’ (including mosaics from Berenike (Egypt), Lod (Israel), Antioch (Turkey), Kelenderis/Aydincik (Turkey), Kenchreai (Greece), The Palestrina Nile Mosaic (Italy), Ostia/Piazzale Delle Corporazioni (Italy), Piazza Armerina (Sicily); Ship Archaeology; Ship Interpretation in Mosaics; Conclusions; Glossary. Bookseller Inventory # BAR2202