Hunting Mosaic, Carthage

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 14 June 2016

This hunting scene from a mosaic pavement shows a horseman roping a stag. The pavement is one of a common North African type, depicting a favorite pastime of wealthy landowners. Since the horseman wears a Germanic dress, he has been identified as a member of the Vandal ruling class. From Carthage, modern-day Tunisia. Late 5th or 6th 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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