Example 24: Ancient mosaic with iconography

[Note: This example illustrates CCO creator display option 1 for unknown creators (CCO page 92). In this example, the “Creator” field is linked to a Name Authority record for unknown Roman.]

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • mosaics  • Greek and Roman art  • architectural art
*Work Type [link]: • mosaic
*Title: Alexander the Great Defeating the Persian King Darius
*Creator Display: unknown Roman
*Role [link]: artist  [link]: unknown Roman
*Creation Date: 1st century BCE  [controlled]: • Earliest: -0100  • Latest: -0001
*Subject [links]: • history and legend  • Battle of the Granicus (Wars of Alexander)  • Alexander the Great (Macedonian king, 356-323 BCE)  • Darius (Persian king, died 330 BCE)  • battle  • victory  • horses  • warriors  • floor
Culture [link]: Roman
*Current Location [link]: National Archaeological Museum (Naples, Italy)  • ID: unavailable
Creation Location [link]: House of the Faun (Pompeii, Italy)
*Measurements: 5.82 x 3.13 m (19 feet x 10 feet 3 inches)
[controlled]  Value: 5.82 Unit: m Type: height  |  • Value: 3.13 Unit: m Type: width
*Materials and Techniques:  mosaic
Technique [links]: • mosaic
Description: Probably a Roman copy of a Hellenistic painting. Decorated the floor of a room in the House of the Faun in Pompeii. It depicts the Battle of the Granicus, which took place in the early summer of 334 BCE. It was the first victory won by Alexander the Great in his invasion of the Persian Empire.
Description Source [link]: Janson, H. W. History of Art. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1971.  Page: 151

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