Monday, July 19, 2010

Photo for Today - Celestial ceiling, Lyon

Fragment of ceiling slab showing celestial theme
Early Roman period
Museum of Beaux Arts, Lyon


Ishtar said...

Looks more like an Egyptian sun boat of Ra than Roman.

Andie said...

I've re-checked the label that I photographed at the same time, and confirm that it states that the fragment dates to the beginning of the Roman period.

Andie said...

The label confirms that the themes are Egyptian, of course - Ra on the solar barge and a winged Khepri in the sky at the top left with a row of stars in the lower register.