Centaur, Roman Mosaic

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Carole Raddato
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published on 04 April 2014

Roman mosaic found at Hadrian's Villa depicting a pair of centaurs fighting wild cats, c. 130 CE. The mosaic is made of thousands of small, closely set tesserae (1-2 millimiters) called "opus vermiculatum." (Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.)



About the Author

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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