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Mosaic with Organist and Horn Player

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Carole Raddato
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published on 10 January 2021
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Octagon from a 3rd century CE depicting an organist and a horn player. The beginning and end of the Roman games (ludi) were often accompanied by music. The mosaicist has depicted the water organ (hydraulis), known in the ancient world since 300 BCE. The 27 organ pipes rest on a hexagonal podium which also serves to store water for the organ. The organist plays the keyboard situated behind the pipes. The other musician is playing the cornu, which is braced and supported on the shoulder of the horn player by a cross bar. From the Roman villa in Nennig, Germany.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2021, January 10). Mosaic with Organist and Horn Player. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/13250/

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Raddato, Carole. "Mosaic with Organist and Horn Player." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 10, 2021. https://www.ancient.eu/image/13250/.

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