A centaur woman killed by a tiger. A centaur is attacking with a rock the tiger on the left side a leopard watching the scene.  Mosaic 118-138 AD, from Hadrian's villa near Tivoli

A centaur woman killed by a tiger. A centaur is attacking with a rock the tiger on the left side a leopard watching the scene. Mosaic 118-138 AD, from Hadrian's villa near Tivoli

Roman mosaic depicting Orpheus, wearing a Phrygian cap and surrounded by the beasts charmed by the music of his lyre. Orpheus was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and myth. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music, his attempt to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld, and his death at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music.

Roman mosaic depicting Orpheus, wearing a Phrygian cap and surrounded by the beasts charmed by the music of his lyre. Orpheus was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and myth. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music, his attempt to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld, and his death at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music.

Fresco of the god Bacchus/Dionysus  enthroned with a dog sitting at his side. From the House of Naviglio (Casa del Naviglio aka Casa di Zefiro e Flora, VI.10.11). Pompeii.

Fresco of the god Bacchus/Dionysus enthroned with a dog sitting at his side. From the House of Naviglio (Casa del Naviglio aka Casa di Zefiro e Flora, VI.10.11). Pompeii.

Ancient Roman mosaic of the Roman villa of La Olmeda in Pedrosa de la Vega (Palencia, Castile and León). Only known evidence of transparency using tesserae (on the curtain).

Ancient Roman mosaic of the Roman villa of La Olmeda in Pedrosa de la Vega (Palencia, Castile and León). Only known evidence of transparency using tesserae (on the curtain).

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