Dog Mosaic from Alexandria

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Carole Raddato
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published on 26 August 2021

Ptolemaic (2nd century BCE) mosaic emblema from Alexandria with the depiction of a dog seated next to a gilded vessel. This mosaic is made in the opus vermiculatum technique, using small, closely set tesserae. Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum.

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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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