The corridor mosaic at Catherine Street

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The corridor mosaic at Catherine Street

This is part of the mosaic discovered at Catherine Street in 1988. It comes from a corridor flanking a range of rooms. This piece contains about 13,000 cubes in just three colours - red (clay tile fragments), white (Beer stone) and grey.

At the centre of the design was a sequence of bold squares with knot patterns and woven mats which alternated with crosses containing twisted cords. Between them were simple triangles. Dating to the early 4th century AD, the mosaic is believed to have been made by a workshop based at Dorchester in Dorset, where similar mosaics have been found.

Acknowledgments: Exeter Archaeology