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Title / Description: Mosaic of John, son of Astricius, SS. Cosmas and Damianas ChurchCommentary: Seen here is a detail from the large mosaic pavement in the Church of SS. Cosmas and Damian located in Gerasa in the modern country of Jordan. The church was built in the early 6th century CE, and the mosaic dates to the Byzantine period. (324 CE-638 CE). The mosaic contains a wealth of geometric designs punctuated by panels depicting people or animals, occasionally with accompanying inscriptions.
Provenance: Gerasa, Jordan
Object Type: image - mosaic
Date: Dedicated in 533 CE
The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, vol. 2 (New York : Simon & Schuster, c1993)
Author of Commentary: Adam Mendelson
Source: Cutts, Edward L.