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A mosaic menagerie : creatures of land, sea and sky in Romano-British mosaics

Author: Patricia Witts
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : British Archaeological Reports Ltd, 2016. ©2016
Series: BAR British series, 625.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over 700 creatures of land, sea and sky have been recorded from at least 140 Romano-British mosaics. This comprehensively illustrated book is the first detailed study of them. It identifies and discusses the animals, assesses their role in floor decoration, and explains how they were much more than appealing decoration."--Back cover (page 4 of cover).
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Witts
ISBN: 9781407315416 1407315412
OCLC Number: 942839561
Notes: "Catalogue": pages 149-210.
Description: xix, 266 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 30 cm.
Series Title: BAR British series, 625.
Other Titles: Creatures of land, sea and sky in Romano-British mosaics
Responsibility: Patricia Witts.

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"Over 700 creatures of land, sea and sky have been recorded from at least 140 Romano-British mosaics. This comprehensively illustrated book is the first detailed study of them. It identifies and discusses the animals, assesses their role in floor decoration, and explains how they were much more than appealing decoration."--Back cover (page 4 of cover).

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