Stag Hunt Mosaic from Pella

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Carole Raddato
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published on 01 May 2016
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The Stag Hunt Mosaic signed by Gnosis, from the House of the Abduction of Helen in Pella (Macedon, Greece), late 4th century BCE. The figure on the right is possibly Alexander the Great due to the date of this mosaic. The figure to the left wields a double-headed axe, likely alluding to Hephaistos. The dog depicted is possibly Peritas, Alexander's favorite dog.

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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. (2016, May 01). Stag Hunt Mosaic from Pella. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5019/stag-hunt-mosaic-from-pella/

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Raddato, Carole. "Stag Hunt Mosaic from Pella." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 01, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5019/stag-hunt-mosaic-from-pella/.

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