Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Gallery 213
Learn about the 3 year process to conserve and install a 3rd century AD Roman mosaic depicting cupids riding dolphin in a sea filled with marine life. Excavated from the House of the Drinking Contest at the site of ancient Antioch in southeastern Turkey in the 1930’s, this mosaic had never before been exhibited. Its crumbling, iron-reinforced concrete backing was removed and replaced, the decorative surface cleaned and restored. The three sections have now been reunited for the first time since it was excavated.
Admission: Voluntary contribution on Wednesdays after 4pm