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Roman Mosaic Pavement: Sun

Detail of sun shape on the intricate pavement of the sanctuary (or presbytery) in Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey. The mosaic floor in polychrome marble is the oldest object in the church: dating from the 4th or 5th century during the Roman period. It was installed in the previous abbey church around 1000 and preserved in the present church.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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