Palatial Mansion Reception Room Ceiling


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In the excavations of the Palatial Mansion (which may have been the Palace of Annas the High Priest), the floor was found littered with small fragments of decorated stucco containing different patterns, which had fallen from the ceiling. All the pieces showed geometrical patterns in relief. It was clear that the original design must have been divided into two separate parts, as some fragments had an “egg and dart” motif, which is a pattern based on alternate eggs and arrow-heads, while the remainder were plain.
After trying out various possibilities and taking into consideration the dimensions of the room, the number of fragments found and their representative proportions, Leen Ritmeyer hit upon this design.