Centaur, Roman Mosaic

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Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 04 April 2014
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Roman mosaic found at Hadrian's Villa depicting a pair of centaurs fighting wild cats, c. 130 CE. The mosaic is made of thousands of small, closely set tesserae (1-2 millimiters) called "opus vermiculatum." (Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.)

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About the Author

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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Raddato, C. (2014, April 04). Centaur, Roman Mosaic. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2513/centaur-roman-mosaic/

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Raddato, Carole. "Centaur, Roman Mosaic." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 04, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2513/centaur-roman-mosaic/.

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