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Basilica of Junius Bassus

Panel with Hylas and the nymphs and the Egyptian-themed decoration known as Alexandrine velum
Opus sectile panel: tiger attacking a calf, Roman artwork from the second quarter of the 4th century CE

The Basilica of Junius Bassus (basilica Iunii Bassi) was a civil basilica on the Esquiline Hill in Rome, on a site now occupied by the Seminario Pontificio di Studi Orientali, in via Napoleone III, 3. It is best known for its examples of opus sectile work.

History

It was built by Junius Annius Bassus in 331 during his consulate. In the

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