IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

A.1. Caption for image of Noah

Description: Mosaic floor.
Text: Mosaic lettering, in a panel representing Noah as he releases the dove from the Ark.
Letters: 0.09; lunate epsilon, omega.

Date: Sixth century CE

Findspot: Apollonia: East Church: on the floor of the south transept; found in 1920.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Apollonia Museum.





English translation

Translation source: Reynolds-Ward-Perkins-Goodchild, 2003



This is, so far, the only church mosaic in Cyrenaica to show a biblical scene. Rosenbaum discussed its depiction of Noah releasing from the ark, arguing that it is is rather old-fashioned for the time.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1960, 9, whence SEG 18.760, PHI 324459; Reynolds, 1976, 3 and pl. LVII; Reynolds, 1980, 150, with plate, and discussion at p.61, whence SEG 30.1782, PHI 324530; Reynolds-Ward-Perkins-Goodchild, 2003, 57.1.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).