Zliten mosaic (full)

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Title

Zliten mosaic (full)

Subject

Depiction of Gladiators

Description

A 573 cm × 397 cm (18 ft 10 in × 13 ft 0 in) Mosaic found in Libya in 1913 in the Villa Dar Buk Ammera. Four depictions of gladiators in the arena. The scenes in the piece show gladiators fighting other gladiators as well as fighting animals. The piece also shows Roman musicians showing that the gladiatorial contests were for entertainment.

Creator

Salvatore Aurigemma lead the excavation that unearthed this piece.

Publisher

Wikimedia

Date

2nd century AD

Rights

Public Domain

Coverage

Gladiators
Rome

Files

DH PF 2.jpg

Citation

Salvatore Aurigemma lead the excavation that unearthed this piece., “Zliten mosaic (full),” Perpetua and Felicitas Exhibit, accessed December 17, 2017, http://perpetua-felicitas.carrieschroeder.org/items/show/86.