Mosiac from Jerash, late 6th Century AD: A partridge in a cage is visited by another

From the Museum of Popular Traditions in downtown Amman. The caption reads, "A partridge in a cage is visited by another. In Byzantine sources, the caged bird is the symbol of the soul imprisoned in the human body."

From the Museum of Popular Traditions in downtown Amman. The caption reads, “A partridge in a cage is visited by another. In Byzantine sources, the caged bird is the symbol of the soul imprisoned in the human body.”

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