Mona Lisa of Galilee   [ 59 × 84]

Sketch: Shaimaa Hassanain (Gaza) Gaza
Embroidery: Mona Joudeh (Ashdod) Gaza

An embroidered image of a  Roman floor mosaic, sometimes referred to as ‘The Mona Lisa of Galilee’, uncovered in the excavation of a third century Roman villa in Sepphoris, a city northwest of Nazareth. The mosaics depict scenes of daily life connected with the rites of Dionysus.

Era: Roman Period (63 BCE—325 CE)

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