Making and Meaning: The Hellenistic Mosaic from Tel Dor

  title={Making and Meaning: The Hellenistic Mosaic from Tel Dor},
  author={Will Wootton},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={209 - 234}
  • W. Wootton
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
The find from Tel Dor is a rare example of a virtuoso Hellenistic picture mosaic from the Levantine coast. A technical analysis of the fragments documents the techniques and sequence of its production. These methods suggest that the work was done by highly skilled, possibly itinerant craftsmen working in situ. This article places a variety of issues of craftsmanship within the broader scope of mosaic making in the Hellenistic period. In particular, the mosaic from Tel Dor falls within the… 
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