Zaragoza became a prominent city during the times of Ancient Rome (its very name, in fact, is a slightly deformed Caesar August). There are still various Roman ruins in the city, and of course its museum also displays some artifacts, most notably mosaic works.
I was just talking pictures, and only rarely the descriptions, so for many pieces I can’t say now when they are made or where come from.
I was not the only one who was taking pictures:
Radom examples of geometric patterns:
I bumped into a stunning example of abstract art, almost XX century op-art:
And even a closer one:
I tried to make it ‘moving’
There were also examples of more figurative art:
Nereid (?) on a Sea Monster:
The next one was described as Eros and Psyche
Understandably, all these mosaics were filled with motifs of Roman mythologies. Thus, I was very surprised when I found what looked like the Christian symbols:
This was not a mosaics, but more like a piece of fresco:
In fact, they tried to reconstruct an entire room of the Roman times; it even had some elements of ‘interactivity’ (e.g., the light and music were on when one entered into the space):
I understood that this was an authentic piece of Roman furniture:
Because I didn’t take notes, I can’t say with any certainty which period the following reliefs are from; unlikely they are Roman, more probable they are from the Renaissance time:
There was also an assortment of even later examples of stone carving:
Mixing the time-order, I’d like to also show a much earlier example of stone caring I found there:
It dates to 900 BCE, and was apparently made by the tribes living in the Zaragoza area.
In a funny way, it resonates with much later (c.17th century) stone medallion:
Much larger relief of this time, with a dragon (?)
Still more to follow.