Fragment of a floor mosaic with a personification of Ktisis
Marble and glass tesserae
Byzantine, ca. 500-550 A.D.The bejeweled woman is identified by the restored inscription as Ktisis. The man with a cornucopia has the inscription “good” by his head (half of a text that probably said “good wishes”). The fragment, laid in marble and glass tesserae, typifies the exceptional mosaics throughout the Byzantine world.
Metropolitan Museum of Art