Fifth century AD Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian funerary mosaic of two adults and a young child. <br />
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Acanthus scrollwork bearing the fruits of the vine and full of birds (border). The epitaph, set into a centred laurel wreath, reads : Constantia in peace. has lived 55 years, died on the 8th of the Ides of August (August 23); Gaudiosa in peace has lived 22 years, died on the Third ides of May (may 18) The epitaph of the child, who died without being baptised and was buried with the two adult deceased, runs at the bottom of the panel : (P)alatinus, innocent, peaceful, departed on the Fifth ides of April. <br />
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From Demna pariah church, near the hallway connecting the vestibule to the choir. The Bardo National Museum, Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a white background.

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Fifth century AD Eastern Roman Byzantine Christian funerary mosaic of two adults and a young child.

Acanthus scrollwork bearing the fruits of the vine and full of birds (border). The epitaph, set into a centred laurel wreath, reads : Constantia in peace. has lived 55 years, died on the 8th of the Ides of August (August 23); Gaudiosa in peace has lived 22 years, died on the Third ides of May (may 18) The epitaph of the child, who died without being baptised and was buried with...
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