Mosaic of the Captives, Tipaza

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Carole Raddato
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The Mosaic of the Captives depicts a captive family (a Moorish tribal chief with his wife and son) crouching with their hands bound. The central panel is surrounded by twelve portraits of Africans and an elaborate geometric decoration in the form of crescent-shaped shields (a standard attribute of an amazon). The mosaic once occupied the apse of the Civil Basilica. Dated to c. 200-300 CE.

Tipaza Museum, Algeria.

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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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