Byzantine Mosaic with a Personification of Ktisis

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Carole Raddato
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Byzantine Mosaic with a Personification of Ktisis

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.

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

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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. 05 Jul 2020.

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