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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.

“Habet autem et viros divites et eruditos omni doctrina� - Expositio totius Mundi, 65.


Floor plan

The Villa Filosofiana at Piazza Armerina


Sacrifice to Diana

Banquet Scene

Stag Hunt

Boar Hunt

Small Hunt Floor Mosaic


Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, s.v. “triclinium.”


A comparison of the triclinium form to the form created by the Small Hunt’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.


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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.


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