Category: mosaic

The mosaic from the apse of Santa Maria Magg…

The mosaic from the apse of Santa Maria Maggiore by Jacopo Torriti, completed in 1296. Rome, Italy. 

Mosaic from the apse of Santa Maria Maggiore…

Mosaic from the apse of Santa Maria Maggiore depicting Christ crowning the Virgin. Rome, Italy. 

ancientanimalart: Floor mosaic with parrots Roman 5th-6th c….

ancientanimalart:

Floor mosaic with parrots

Roman

5th-6th c. CE

Musée du Louvre (via Images D’Art)

theancientwayoflife: ~Detail of the floor mosaic. Date: A.D. 3rd…

theancientwayoflife:

~Detail of the floor mosaic.
Date: A.D. 3rd century
Provenance: Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Round Room, 2
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Pio-Clementino)

romegreeceart: Roman floor mosaic (St-Romain-en-Gal) Source:…

romegreeceart:

Roman floor mosaic (St-Romain-en-Gal)

Source: By Karl-Heinz Wellmann (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

romegreeceart: Volubilis, Morocco Mosaic of the Four Seasons….

romegreeceart:

Volubilis, Morocco

Mosaic of the Four Seasons. House of the Labours of Hercules.

Source: By Prioryman (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

littlesoldierboots: A mosaic from Pompeii, showing a…

littlesoldierboots:

A mosaic from Pompeii, showing a cock-fight

Housed at the Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli

noragaribotti:ROMA-Le Terme di Caracalla-A fragment of a mosaic…

noragaribotti:

ROMA-Le Terme di Caracalla-A fragment of a mosaic floor remains from these glorious Roman baths.

ancientanimalart: Roman bird mosaic, detail, Massimo Museum,…

ancientanimalart:

Roman bird mosaic, detail, Massimo Museum, Rome. 

Photo by Helen Miles Mosaics.

? This photograph shows a detail from one of the most celebrated…

? This photograph shows a detail from one of the most celebrated ancient mosaics to have survived into the modern era. The mosaic depicts Alexander the Great’s defeat of the Persian king Darius; the detail here illustrates Alexander himself.
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In its entirety the mosaic measures 5.82 x 3.13m (19ft x 10ft 3in), and is made of around a million tesserae (small mosaic tiles). It was discovered in the largest house in Pompeii, the House of the Faun, in a room overlooking the central peristyle garden of the house. It is thought that this house was built shortly after the Roman conquest of Pompeii, and is likely to have been the residence of one of Pompeii’s new, Roman, ruling class.
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The mosaic highlights the wealth and power of the occupier of the house, since such grand and elaborate mosaics are extremely rare, both in Pompeii and in the wider Roman world.
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