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Identified by the Greek word around her, there is a personification of the Earth as a woman whose head is crowned with fruits. She wears a tunic and a cloak covering her left shoulder. Her hands held the ends of the cloak which is filled with watermelons, grapes and squashes. Symmetrically on each side, a young man wearing a short sleeveless tunic tied at the waist, offers her a basket of fruit, in the classical tradition of the karpophoroi, or fruitbearers.
© Photo, text: Binder & Haupt
Mosaics from the Chapel of the Priest John, and the Church of St. George, discovered at Khirbet al-Mukhayyat, displayed in the access area to the Mount Nebo Memorial.