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The presbyterium is decorated with a composition of intersecting and adjacent octagons which form squares and oblong hexagons in the curve of the apse. The area of the chancel protruding into the nave is decorated with a rectangular panel enclosed with an undulating polychrome ribbon. Three cows of the zebu species, two on the north side and one on the south, face a thick clump of acanthus leaves in the center from which spring vine shoots with grapes and tendrils which encircle the beasts.
(From: Michele Piccirillo, page 242)
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
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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