Home
Product Search
Site Map
Checkout
Track Your Order
Login
Nile Mosaic of Palestrina: Early Evidence of Egyptian Religion in Italy (P G P Meyboom) Paperback Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004283848


Title: Nile Mosaic of Palestrina: Early Evidence of Egyptian Religion in Italy

Author: Meyboom, P G P

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2016

Paperback; ISBN: 9789004283848

Volumes: 1; Pages: 418

List Price in Paper: $59.00 Our price: $50.99

(Add to Cart button is at the bottom of this page)

The famous Nile Mosaic of Palestrina, ancient Praeneste in central Italy, dating to c. 100 B.C., is one of the earliest large mosaics which have been preserved from the classical world. It presents a unique, comprehensive picture of Egypt and Nubia. The interpretation of the mosaic is disputed, suggestions ranging from an exotic decoration to a topographical picture or a religious allegory.

The present study demonstrates that the mosaic depicts rituals connected with Isis and Osiris and the yearly Nile flood. The presence of these Egyptian religious scenes at Praeneste can be explained by the assimilation of isis and Fortuna, the tutelary goddess of Praeneste, and by the interpretation of the mosaic as a symbol of divine providence.
Copyright © 2016 Dove Booksellers
30108 Ford Road
Garden City, MI 48135
313-381-1000
custserv@dovebook.com