Opus sectile panel from the Basilica of Junius Bassus, Rome

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Carole Raddato
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published on 09 June 2015

Opus sectile panel (made of precisely cut polished varicolored marble) from the Basilica of Junius Bassus which stood on the Esquiline Hill in Rome. The panel, dating from the 4th century CE, depicts a tiger attacking a calf. (Musei Capitolini, Rome)



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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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