Circus mosaic from Lugdunum (Lyon). Detail of borders: Acanthus scroll & guilloche.
2nd-3rd c Roman Roman Provincial Mosaics
(active 1st c BCE - 4th c CE)
Lyon. Musee gallo-romain de Fourviere.
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.