Byzantine Mosaic with a Personification of Ktisis

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Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 16 March 2019

Byzantine mosaic emblema in the House of Eustolios in Kourion (Cyprus) depicting a young woman in a medallion holding a measuring instrument equating to a Roman foot. The Greek inscription identifies her as Ktisis, the personification of the act of generous donation or foundation.


About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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APA Style

Raddato, C. (2019, March 16). Byzantine Mosaic with a Personification of Ktisis. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10218/

Chicago Style

Raddato, Carole. "Byzantine Mosaic with a Personification of Ktisis." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 16, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10218/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Byzantine Mosaic with a Personification of Ktisis." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 16 Mar 2019. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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