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Circus mosaic from Lugdunum (Lyon). Detail of borders: Acanthus scroll & guilloche.

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Circus mosaic from Lugdunum (Lyon). Detail of borders: Acanthus scroll & guilloche.
2nd-3rd c Roman Roman Provincial Mosaics

GALLO-ROMAN Anonymous (active 1st c BCE - 4th c CE)
c. 100-299
2nd-3rd c
Stone; Marble
Mosaic
Roman Provincial
Mosaic floor
Lyon. France.
Lyon. Musee gallo-romain de Fourviere.
lyon0549
Depicts a race between eight quadrigae (four-horse drawn chariots) around a euripus (channel) filled with water. Mosaic discovered in the Ainay district of Lyon between 1806-1809.

Caption: GALLO-ROMAN Anonymous | Circus mosaic from Lugdunum (Lyon). Detail of borders: Acanthus scroll & guilloche. | c. 100-299 | Roman | Roman Provincial | ©Kathleen Cohen

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