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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

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

Fragment of a marble panel with depiction of a musician centaur with thyrsus and drum (Dionysiac subjects), from Hadrian's Villa, Hadrianic period (117-138 AD), Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome

Mosaic: Pair of Centaurs Fighting Cats of Prey from Hadrian's Villa, c. 130 AD, the tiger has mortally wounded the Centauress, Altes Museum Berlin

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."

Centaur Mosaic discovered near the ancient Roman theater at Orange, France. late 2nd century CE - early 3rd century CE