Deer Mosaic, Carthage

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 14 June 2016

Tame deer drinking from an ornate fountain; this scene became popular in Early Christian art as symbolizing the fountain of life. From Carthage, modern-day Tunisia. 4th or 5th century CE. (The British Museum, London)



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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