"Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel" Exhibition Opening and Ribbon Cutting
A large and exceptionally well-preserved ancient Roman floor mosaic, discovered in Lod, Israel, in 1996, and excavated in 2009, makes its final United States stop at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia before traveling to the Louvre in Paris and eventually, to a new museum being built just for it in Israel.
The exhibition opening begins at 1:00 pm Sunday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Joining Julian Siggers, Penn Museum Williams Director, are Yaron Sideman, Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region; Renato Miracco, Cultural Attaché, Italian Embassy, and Luigi Scotto, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia. C. Brian Rose, Mediterranean Section Curator-in-Charge and content expert for the exhibition, and Kate Quinn, Exhibition Director, participate.
Dr. Rose draws guests into the process of "Deciphering the Lod Mosaic" at a 2:00 pm talk. A Family Second Sunday Workshop, "Marvelous Mosaics," invites guests of all ages to discover the many mosaics in the Penn Museum's collection, and create an original mosaic in the walk-in workshop from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Regular Museum Admission - $12 Adult; $10 Senior Citizens & Military with ID; $8 Children 6-17 & Students with ID
Just incredible and would be perfect in our new kitchen!
Image below by Nicky Davidov for the Israel Antiquities Authority, from Photobucket
Nicky Davidov - photography
Israel Antiquities Authority