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Detail of Great Circus Mosaic, Piazza Armerina

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Detail of Great Circus Mosaic, Piazza Armerina

This 4th century CE mosaic depicts a victorious charioteer and trumpeter. Located in the Villa Romana del Casale, it shows that the enchantment of…

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Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, Female Athletic Competition Mosaic at Villa de Casale

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Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, Female Athletic Competition Mosaic at Villa de Casale, 2011

This mosaic, built over an older geometric mosaic, depicts a female athletic competition. This scene reflects on the villa's owner as sponsor of these…

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Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, Close-Up of "Great Hunt" Mosaic Showing the Capture of A Tiger

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Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, Close-Up of "Great Hunt" Mosaic Showing the Capture of A Tiger, 2011

Also in the "Great Hunt" mosaic, this close-up shows a very peculiar form of capturing Indian tigers for use in the games. The tiger, before capture,…

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Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, "Great Hunt" Mosaic Depiction of Owners of Villa

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Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, "Great Hunt" Mosaic Depiction of Owners of Villa, 2011

In a close-up of the "Great Hunt" mosaic, placed in the corridor between the rectangular peristyle and the basilica, one can see two men, probably the…

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Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, Palestra Floor Mosaic, Adjoining the Villa Bathhouse

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Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio, Palestra Floor Mosaic, Adjoining the Villa Bathhouse, 2011

This mosaic adorned the floor of the palestra, or rectangular court meant for exercise or bathing, adjoining the bathhouse of the villa. The mosaic…

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Carole Raddato, Detail of Gladiator Mosaic Floor

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Carole Raddato, Detail of Gladiator Mosaic Floor, 18 November 2012

Gladiators were often prisoners of war, criminals, salves, volunteers, and sometimes even women. Early battles were fought until the death, but later…

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Carole Raddatto, Gladiator Mosaic Floor

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