Susanne Ebbinghaus, George M. A. Hanfmann Curator of Ancient Art, Harvard Art Museum/Arthur M. Sackler Museum
Enter Morgan Hall and find yourself in the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire. Installed in the atrium of this Harvard Business School building is a large and colorful Byzantine mosaic of the Greek sea goddess Tethys surrounded by different species of fish. The 4th-century mosaic, in stone and glass, once graced an octagonal pool in a bath building in Antioch, Roman Syria. Following its excavation in 1938, it was given to Harvard's Fogg Museum. Installation in the museum proved difficult, and the mosaic traveled on to a barn in Lincoln, MA, and an outdoor courtyard at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC, before finding a new home in Morgan Hall.
Participation is free, but registration is required
Harvard Treasures is a series offered to Harvard Art Museum members only that explores the university's architectural riches and art holdings beyond the museum.
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Event Name: Harvard Treasures Tour: Tethys Mosaic
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Comment posted by: Alan Paul Bardsley from Bolton in Lancashire, England, Jun 21, 2011
Some time in the mid 90s I had the pleasure of carefully excavating and crating up of the Tethys Mosaic from the atrium Gardens of the Dumbarton Oaks Museum Georgetown under the careful eye of Susan... Expand