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Made from red or brown Tesserae in a grid of grey Purbeck marble, a mosaic floor panel of a beautifully decorated vase with two handles, and linear patterns on the body of the vase. In Ancient Rome, hot air stoked from a pit in a smaller adjoining room was drawn underneath the floor of the hypocaust building, once part of a large house. Mounted on a wooden panel.
22" x 26 1/2"
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