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La lirica dei putti danzanti di Aquileia.

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2006
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EUT - Edizioni Università di Trieste
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This paper examines a depiction of Cupids found in a fourth-century mosaic at Aquileia in an area between the ancient forum and the harbour. Fontana argues that the mosaic, which represents a number of winged Cupids framed by a garland of flowers and leaves, could date back either to the time of the emperor Constantine (similar mosaics have been found in the palace of Constantine at Trier) o to the age of Constantius II. In either case, the mosaic and the palace to which it would have belonged are likely to constitute an exemplary sample from a period of political and economic renaissance of the town of Aquileia in late antiquity.
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Aquileia, mosaico, Cupido, mosaic, Cupid
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