Deer and Fountain Mosaic

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Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
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published on 13 December 2014
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This mosaic scene of tame deer drinking from an ornate fountain was a popular scene in Early Christian art, as it symbolized the fountain of life.

4th or 5th century CE, from Carthage.

On display at the British Museum, London (MLA 1859.4-2.90 BM Cat. Mosaics 48).

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About the Author

Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of World History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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APA Style

Crabben, J. v. d. (2014, December 13). Deer and Fountain Mosaic. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3314/deer-and-fountain-mosaic/

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Crabben, Jan van der. "Deer and Fountain Mosaic." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 13, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3314/deer-and-fountain-mosaic/.

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Crabben, Jan van der. "Deer and Fountain Mosaic." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Dec 2014. Web. 02 Aug 2021.