June.

Smalt. 3rd century.
Inv. No. E.1096.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Description:
The boy above whose head there is a latin inscription “Junius” personified the month June for Romans. The still-life glorifies generous fertility of the summer and rich gifts of the sea. This is a part of a big composition of an original calendar with the allegorical images of all months, the ground, the sun and the moon.
Credits:
© 2002 Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy.
Text: museum inscription to the mosaic.
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Keywords: smalt mosaic mosaics season personification June still life calendar boy fertility fecundity gift of sea fish basket with flowers Inv No E 1096
HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME