Roman mosaic, depicting Meleager and Atalanta, 4th century (mosaic). Roman, (4th century AD) / British Library, London, UK / © British Library Board. All Rights Reserved / The Bridgeman Art Library

Roman mosaic, depicting Meleager and Atalanta, 4th century (mosaic). Roman, (4th century AD) / British Library, London, UK / © British Library Board. All Rights Reserved / The Bridgeman Art Library

Picking Fruit, Roman Mosaic from Saint-Romain-en-Gal, France, AD 200-225, Roman, (3rd century AD) / Musee des Antiquites Nationales, St. Germain-en-Laye, France / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

Picking Fruit, Roman Mosaic from Saint-Romain-en-Gal, France, AD Roman…

Battle between Gladiators, detail of a victorious gladiator, 320 AD (mosaic), Roman, (4th century AD) / Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy / Alinari / The Bridgeman Art Library

Battle between Gladiators, detail of a victorious gladiator, 320 AD (mosaic), Roman, century AD)

Large Roman Mosaic Depicting Ambrosia & Lycurgus - Edgar L. Owen Galleries Treasury

LYCURGUS AND AMBROSIA, c. The mosaic depicting the myth of Lycurgus and Ambrosia within a running wave border. Lycurgus depicted in the act of killing Ambrosia with an axe as she is being transformed into a grape vine.

Roman Mosaic of Pankratic Westlers, ca 1st century AD.   (I am sure the Catholic Church liked to had a cow over this mosaic!)

Roman Mosaic of Pankratic Westlers, ca century AD. (I am sure the Catholic Church liked to had a cow over this mosaic!

Roman Mosaic of Chiron the Centaur, 4th Century AD  The centaur Chiron handing a ribbon to a young winged Eros in the presence of a donkey. Made of calcite and marble.

Roman Mosaic of Chiron the Centaur, Century AD The centaur Chiron handing a ribbon to a young winged Eros in the presence of a donkey. Made of calcite and marble.

Marine Life Mosaic from House VIII Pompeii demonstrating the vermiculatum technique Roman 2nd century BCE, Detail of photo by Mary Harrsch

*POMPEII ~ Marine Life Mosaic from House VIII demonstrating the vermiculatum technique Roman century BCE, Detail of photo by Mary Harrsch

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