Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel

Date/Time

Feb 10, 2013 to May 12, 2013
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Description

Penn Museum in Philadelphia is the final stop on a major US tour for a large and extraordinary ancient Roman mosaic only recently discovered and excavated in Israel. Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel is on view at the Penn Museum February 10 through May 19—before it travels to the Louvre in Paris and ultimately, back to Israel and a new museum being built to house it. Discovered in 1996 and excavated in 2009, the Lod Mosaic floor is believed to come from the home of a wealthy Roman who lived in Lod about 1,700 years ago. The exhibition relates both the history of the discovery and the story of the mosaic, its painstaking removal and conservation, told in original text, as well as a video created by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), who premiered the mosaic in September 2010. Details about the mosaic can be found online: http://www.lodmosaic.org/

The Lod Mosaic is on loan from the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Center. The Penn Museum’s Women’s Committee is lead sponsor of the exhibition, with additional support provided by the Juliana A. and Lois G. Brodsky Foundation.

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday–Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Wednesday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm.

Cost

$12 Adult; $10 Senior Citizens & Military with ID; $8 Children 6-17 & Students

Location

View map Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Phone

(215) 898-4000

Contact email

info@pennmuseum.org

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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