Il mosaico policromo con planimetria da via Marsala a Roma e la tradizione di una pianta ideale di palatium tra III e IV sec. d.C.
In: Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma: 121, 2020
In 1872 an unusual mosaic floor was found in the street now called via Marsala with colour plan of a complex building, understood to be thermae. The three remaining fragments became detached from the main floor and became part of the collection of the Museo Capitolino. They are currently located in the collection of the Antiquarium Comunale (inv. no. AC 9878). The workmanship can be dated to the third century, perhaps towards the middle of the century, when the large Severan marble city plan, the Forma Urbis towered over Rome. Many scholars believe that the mosaic floor showed a real bath complex and some of them, that it represented the building itself where it was found. This analysis describes how the mosaic floor could itself reflect an ideal design