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Print ID 394
Title Exact Delineation of the Pavement in Mosaick-Work
Location XLIV: 059
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Publication Location London
Publication Date 1712
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plate length (mm) 452
plate width (mm) 572
Technique etching
Text on print AN EXACT DELINEATION OF THE PAVEMENT IN MOSAICK-WORK Lately Discovered at Stunsfield nere Woodstock by an Husbandman whose Plough hitt first against an Urn whereupon he had a Curiosity to digg and found the said Pavement three foot under groundin the manner as is here Expressed, and where a mark of the Crevice is A his Ax struck into a Cavity, which Leaves room to Conjecture it is vaulted the Length of the same is 36 foot and the Breadth 25. this work is composed of several small stones about the bignes of a Dye of different Colours which Artificially placed apeareth very Beautifull. The outletts B. at the sides are form’d with large tiles the meaning of which is to be decided by the Learned and the Simbolical Ornaments of Concord and mirth giveth occasion to think that it was a place used for Banquets This peice of Antiquity is to be Esteem’d the most Considerable that Ever was found in Brittain of the Antient Romans. E. L. Delint.
Condition Central fold
Subject Index Roman mosaic found at Stonesfield, Oxfordshire in 1712. Contemporary hand colour
references
Notes Sp 12 Apr 1712 Stonesfield Mosaic, eng, Elephant, 1s, coloured, Atlas, 1g from Charles Lillie. EP 24-26 June 1712 Stonesfield Pavement, reduced from 1g to 2s 6d, available from Robert Hulton.

 

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