Mosaic I – Swastika Mosaic

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The decorative composition of this mosaic is unique in the villa's repertoire – and largely without parallel in Gallo-Roman mosaics. The central panel consists of a méandre of swastikas and a wide border divided into about twenty square and rectangular panels. Comparative analysis leads one to assign it a more eastern style.
One of these panels displays a small bush, perhaps a vine stock. The style of the leaves is reminiscent of Aquitaine mosaics – perhaps this shows that the two mosaic teams worked together on the site.
A very specific plant pattern was used fill the quoin of another panel that presents a circular medallion – it consists of a sort of daisy from which volutes emerge.

Interactive document - Mosaic I – Swastika Mosaic

Mosaic I – Swastika Mosaic

Detail of a plant or garland motif.
© Raymond Rogliano, sarl Mosaïque
Interactive document - Mosaic I – Swastika Mosaic

Mosaic I – Swastika Mosaic

Detail of a quoin with plant motif.
© Raymond Rogliano, sarl Mosaïque
Interactive document - Mosaic I – Swastika Mosaic

Mosaic I – Swastika Mosaic

Detail of geometric pattern.
© Raymond Rogliano, sarl Mosaïque
Interactive document - Mosaic I – Swastika Mosaic

Mosaic I – Swastika Mosaic

Detail of geometric pattern.
© Raymond Rogliano, sarl Mosaïque