1 EAGLETON NOTES: Broadgate House Mosaic, Exeter

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Sunday, 24 August 2008

Broadgate House Mosaic, Exeter

When CJ and I were walking back to the car from the Exeter City Centre yesterday we came across a mosaic in the Broadgate House complex.

The mosaic was laid in 1995 by Elaine Goodwin assisted by Rhonwen Vickers who worked on the borders. It is one of a pair and depicts the Garden of Livia in Naples from the time of Augustus. It shows the garden filled with colourful flowers, trees and a selection of birds. A bird is included in the following panel as a tribute to a local, Ann, who fed the local pigeons and who had just lost her pet rook (bottom left hand corner).

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