Mosaic Panel Depicting a Lion Taunted by Cupids

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 16 November 2018
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This panel was part of a mosaic pavement. It depicts a lion taunted and bound by cupids. The mosaicist has used very small tesserae (cubes of stones) to achieve the effect of a painting. This technique is known as opus vermiculatum. Formerly in Naples, in modern-day Italy. Roman period, 70-10 BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, November 16). Mosaic Panel Depicting a Lion Taunted by Cupids. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9430/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mosaic Panel Depicting a Lion Taunted by Cupids." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 16, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9430/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mosaic Panel Depicting a Lion Taunted by Cupids." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 16 Nov 2018. Web. 31 Oct 2020.

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