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Birds with Foliage


Artist Unknown (Syrian)


late 4th-mid 5th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G240
Birds with Foliage, Artist Unknown (Syrian)
Birds with Foliage: Gallery Label - Current
: Three Late Antique Mosaics
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Mosaic (Do Not Use) | Mosaic
Size: 32 7/8 x 60 5/8 in. (83.5 x 153.99 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Turkey, Northern Syria, Antioch
Culture: Syrian, Asia, Turkey, Northern Syria
Style: Byzantine, 4th-5th century
Physical Description: mosaic, oblong representing birds surrounded by foliage and pomegranates in multicolors; known to have come from the floor of an early christian church near Antioch
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The John R. Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 69.49.1
Added to Site: February 28, 2009