Orpheus Mosaic: Edessa/Urda/Haleplibahçe Mosaics

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Illustration

Ronnie Jones III
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published on 14 October 2015
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Orpheus playing his harp for the wild beasts, dates from about 194 CE and is the oldest of the Edessa/Urda mosaics. The artist's name is even engraved in the piece, "Bar Saged."

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About the Author

Ronnie Jones III
In university Ronnie concentrated his studies on the Greco-Roman world while writing his senior thesis on the Reformation. He has studied Koine Greek and Hebrew at the masters level, and is currently studying Turkish.

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APA Style

III, R. J. (2015, October 14). Orpheus Mosaic: Edessa/Urda/Haleplibahçe Mosaics. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4123/orpheus-mosaic-edessaurdahaleplibahce-mosaics/

Chicago Style

III, Ronnie Jones. "Orpheus Mosaic: Edessa/Urda/Haleplibahçe Mosaics." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 14, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4123/orpheus-mosaic-edessaurdahaleplibahce-mosaics/.

MLA Style

III, Ronnie Jones. "Orpheus Mosaic: Edessa/Urda/Haleplibahçe Mosaics." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Oct 2015. Web. 28 Nov 2021.

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