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Hercules Mosaic Paper Watch

Our paper watch features a detail from an opus sectile in the Getty Villa's Temple of Hercules.

- Dimensions: 9 1/2 inches L x 1 1/4 inches W
- Materials: Tear-resistant and water-repellent Tyvek paper, LR41 battery (replaceable)
- Digital display for time and date
- Made in Germany
- Item #: 3221W

A magnificent opus sectile in the Getty Villa's Temple of Hercules reproduces the 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.