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Triclinium mosaic. The Fight Between Eros & Pan. Detail: Emblema with figural scene.

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Triclinium mosaic. The Fight Between Eros & Pan. Detail: Emblema with figural scene.
3rd c Roman Roman Provincial Mosaics

GALLO-ROMAN Anonymous (active 1st c BCE - 4th c CE)
c. 200-250
3rd c
Stone; Marble
Mosaic
Roman Provincial
Mosaic floor
Lyon. France.
Lyon. Musee gallo-romain de Fourviere.
lyon0578
The dining room (triclinium) mosaic was discovered in 1670 on Montee du Gourguillon a street on Fourviere Hill in Lyon. The figurative scene is an allegory of the struggle of love (Eros) against instinct (Pan). The fight is judged by Hermes (the herm) and Silenus (right).

Caption: GALLO-ROMAN Anonymous | Triclinium mosaic. The Fight Between Eros & Pan. Detail: Emblema with figural scene. | c. 200-250 | Roman | Roman Provincial | ©Kathleen Cohen

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