Mosaic in Opus Vermiculatum

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Carole Raddato
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published on 08 October 2015
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This floor mosaic with white tesserae features a central panel (emblema) in opus vermiculatum (micro tesserae). The mosaic was found in the triclinium of a Roman villa in Via Ardeatina in Rome. It can be dated to the first quarter of the 1st century BCE.
The above panel depicts a cat trying to catch a bird in flight. The lower panel shows two ducks one of which is holding a lotus flower.
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome.

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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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Raddato, C. (2015, October 08). Mosaic in Opus Vermiculatum. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4119/mosaic-in-opus-vermiculatum/

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