Deer and Fountain Mosaic

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
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published on 13 December 2014

This mosaic scene of tame deer drinking from an ornate fountain was a popular scene in Early Christian art, as it symbolized the fountain of life.

4th or 5th century CE, from Carthage.

On display at the British Museum, London (MLA 1859.4-2.90 BM Cat. Mosaics 48).



About the Author

Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of Ancient History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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