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A Cupid supports Aphrodite’s bare foot, while another one has his head in a basket from which flowers fall. The basket and flowers allude to a poem in which a honeycomb with bees flying away is used to symbolize both the sweetness and sting of love.
(From: Michele Piccirillo)
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
The elaborate figurative design of the floor of a private villa from the 6th century is unique among Jordan's mosaics. It depicts the ancient myth of Hippolytus.
By Michele Piccirillo
A large format, cloth-bound volume with 383 pages, 874 illustrations, including aerial views of many of the sites and plans of most of the structures which have mosaics.
American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan. First edition in 1993.
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