Analyzing the Relationship between the Small Hunt Mosaic of Villa Filosofiana in the Architectural Space of the Hiemale Triclinium
Lillie Ann M. Madali
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Asen Kirin, Department of Art History
Aerial view of the Villa Filosofiana at Piazza Armerina
Great Hunt Mosaic . Villa Filosofiana.
â€œHabet autem et viros divites et eruditos omni doctrinaâ€? - Expositio totius Mundi, 65.
The Villa Filosofiana at Piazza Armerina
Sacrifice to Diana
Small Hunt Floor Mosaic
Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, s.v. “triclinium.”
A comparison of the triclinium form to the form created by the Small Huntâ€™s composition
The evolution of triclinium iconography
Antioch-on-the-Orontes. Early 2nd Century CE.
Hunting plate, Sevso Treasure.
Comparison of the Banquet Scene from the Sevso Hunting plate to the Banquet Scene from the Small Hunt mosaic
View looking South from within the hiemale triclinium.
Purpose of the room is a hiemale triclinium The mosaic’s composition is an abstracted form of the traditional triclinium mosaic The Small Hunt mosaic and the hiemale triclinium contribute to the Villa Filosofiana as a building of intellectual pursuits by allowing audience participation and audience interaction.