Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio is the current owner of 12 sections of floor mosaic dating to the 2nd-3rd c. A.D. Purchased by the university in 1965, these mosaic fragments were believed to be from the site of Antioch. In 2010-11, the mosaics were conserved and installed in BGSU’s Wolfe Center. In the following year the first-named author, organizing a symposium to celebrate the new display of the mosaics, invited R. Molholt to be the keynote speaker. During the course of preparing their respective papers for the symposium, she and Molholt uncovered evidence that an Antioch provenance for the mosaics was most unlikely, and Molholt determined that the mosaic fragments were almost certainly from the site of Zeugma. We offer here a preliminary publication of the fragments, along with evidence to support our proposed provenance.
Roman, mosaic, Antioch, Zeugma, Turkey, BGSU, Bowling Green, Ohio, looting, repatriation
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Langin-Hooper, Stephanie; Martin, S. Rebecca; and Önal, Mehmet, "Zeugma as the provenance of 12 mosaic fragments at Bowling Green State University" (2013). Art History Research. 10.