Herakles Mosaic Floor Wall Clock - 9"

  • The Herakles Mosaic Floor Wall Clock depicts an artist’s rendition of the famed reproduction floor found at the Getty Villa. This unique clock is handmade by an artisan in California and comes in a gift box.

    - Clock Dimensions (including frame): 9" x 9" x 2"
    - Black wood frame with 1" border
    - Comes with a 5-year warranty
    - Requires one AA battery, not included
    - Also available in a 5.5" desk clock and large 12" wall clock
    - Item #: CLKHMFM

    A magnificent opus sectile in the Getty Villa’s “Temple of Herakles” reproduces a first-century pavement from the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum. Decorating a scenic pavilion overlooking the Bay of Naples, the original Roman floor was the first architectural feature discovered by workers excavating a well in 1750. Its geometric pattern of concentric circles of triangles is composed of yellow giallo antico and dark gray africano marbles, with dark green porphyry and red rosso antico arrows at the center.