Byzantine Mosaic of a Personification, Ktisis

Evan and Anne discuss Fragment of a Floor Mosaic with a Personification of Ktisis, ca. 500–550 C.E. (with modern restoration), marble and glass, 151.1 x 199.7 x 2.5 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Additional resources:

This mosaic at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Smarthistory’s free Guide to Byzantine Art e-book

Cite this page as: Dr. Evan Freeman and Dr. Anne McClanan, "Byzantine Mosaic of a Personification, Ktisis," in Smarthistory, February 3, 2020, accessed June 17, 2024,