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Geometric Roman Mosaic Depicting Dolphins And Swans

Geometric Roman Mosaic Depicting Dolphins And Swans

Roman mosaic from the first half of the 3rd century A.D., discovered in the Maison des Dauphins. The mosaic showcases a decorative pattern known as "opposed winding" utilizing dolphin faces. In the middle of each winding, there is a depiction of an avian figure in a flight attitude. The main design of the mosaic consists of opposed windings, a decorative motif commonly found in Roman mosaic art. These windings are created by intertwining and curving lines that create a sense of movement and fluidity. The windings are adorned with dolphin faces, symbolizing marine life and the association with the sea.

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Geometric Roman Mosaic Depicting Dolphins And Swans
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