─ Archaeological Treasure’s World Tour Continues at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, February 10 through May 15.
The exhibition’s title, “Predators and Prey,” references the marvelous menagerie of exotic animals portrayed. The mosaic is of no religious affiliation, residents at the time were mostly Pagans, Christians and Jews. The Lod Mosaic is one of the most-viewed Israeli touring exhibitions in history. When the Israel Antiquities Authority originally excavated the mosaic and opened it to the public for only one weekend, more than 30,000 people traveled to Lod to see the ancient marvel during the two-day period.
The Miami presentation of the Lod Mosaic is generously underwritten by Patricia and Phillip Frost Visitors to Miami this winter travel season has a chance to meet a true “Roman Rock Star” up close in the magnificent Lod Mosaic, a 3rd-century CE Roman Mosaic from the Eastern Roman Empire in modern-day Israel.
The exhibition will remain on view through May 15. The museum is located on the campus of Florida International University, located at 10975 S.W. 17 Street, Miami, FL 33199.