Alabaster urn from Chiusi with a centaur carrying off a woman. A bearded centaur, wearing an animal skin, holding a tree or branch in his right hand and carrying off a nude woman in his left arm. Below, a patera or rosette. Framed by Ionic columns supporting a rosette frieze above. On the short sides, hippocamps. Chiusi. Late 3rd/early 2nd c. BCE. Alabaster
Centaur Mosaic discovered near the ancient Roman theater at Orange, France. late 2nd century CE - early 3rd century CE --It is believed, beginning in the Aegean, Minoan world, their first sight of men on horseback made them think they were a transformation of a man/horse, which became the "centaur."