Conjecture or Fact? The Two Faces of Alexander the Great
The headline Mosaic of Alexander the Great Meeting a Jewish priest, recently caught my attention. I have been to Greece...
Conservation of Mosaics in Roman North Africa
Since 1998 the Getty Conservation Institute has been working in partnership with the Institut National du Patrimoine...
Cyclops Polyphemus & Galatea Mosaic
Mosaic with the Cyclops Polyphemus and the nymph of the sea Galatea, discovered in 1959 during excavation work under...
Deer and Fountain Mosaic
This mosaic scene of tame deer drinking from an ornate fountain was a popular scene in Early Christian art, as it symbolized...
Detail of a 6th Century CE Elephant Mosaic
Detail of a 6th century CE mosaic floor that used to decorate the pavement of the peristyle court of the Palatium Magnum...
Detail, Dionysos Mosaic, Delos
A detail showing the tiger from the Dionysos Mosaic emblemata which depicts the god riding the animal. From the House...
A detail of a mosaic flooring from a Roman Villa, Corinth, circa 2nd century BCE (Corinth Archaeological Museum)
Dionysos with Panther
This is a panel from a Roman mosaic pavement. Dionysos is shown dancing while a panther prances along beside him. Dionysos'...
A floor mosaic from Pompeii depicting a guard dog. (1st century CE)
Floor Mosaic, Delos
Part of the floor mosaic from the House of the Trident, Delos. It is a motif commonly seen in mosaics at Delos. 3rd-2nd...