Piecing it together: the fragmentary Hellenistic vermiculatum mosaic from Tel Dor
William Wootton

Permissions to study, photograph and publish this mosaic were provided by Ilan Sharon and Ayelet Gilboa, directors of the Tel Dor Project. It was discovered in 2000 when Ephraim Stern was the director.

Images must not be reproduced without the permission of the Tel Dor Project and author.

Digital reconstruction of the mosaic from Tel Dor

Fig. 1. Digital reconstruction of the mosaic from Tel Dor. 30cm scale.
Image: William Wootton.

Fragments from the adjusting border

Fig. 2. Fragments from the adjusting border. 1. Random tessellation with straight edge against which the orthogonal tessellation probably abutted. 2. Random and orthogonal tessellation separated by a straight seam. 3. Orthogonal tessellation. 10 cm scales.
Photographs: William Wootton.

Conserved fragments of the mask and garland border

Fig. 3. Conserved fragments of the mask and garland border. Scale in cm units. Photograph: Gabi Laron, Institute of Archaeology, Jerusalem; Conservator: Orna Cohen.

Fragments from the mask and garland border

Fig. 4. Fragments from the mask and garland border. 10 cm scales.
Photographs: William Wootton.

Digital reconstruction of the perspective meander

Fig. 5. Digital reconstruction of the perspective meander.
Image: William Wootton.

Fragments from the perspective meander

Fig. 6. Fragments from the perspective meander. 10 cm scales.
Photographs: William Wootton.

Fragments from the central field

Fig. 7. Fragments from the central field. 10 cm scales.
Photographs: William Wootton.