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Hadrian's Villa. Battle of Centaurs against lion, tiger, & leopard.
2nd c Roman Roman Imperial (Hadrianic) Mosaics

HADRIANIC Anonymous (act. 117 - 138) Primary
c. 118-134
2nd c
Tesserae
Mosaic
Roman Imperial (Hadrianic)
Emblem
Tivoli (Tibur). Italy.
Berlin. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Antikensammlung.
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The mosaic was found in Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli (built 118-134) in the 18th century. As it uses very fine tesserae uncharacteristic of the Hadrianic period, the work has been dated by some scholars to the Hellenistic era, c. 200-150 BCE.

Caption: HADRIANIC Anonymous | Hadrian's Villa. Battle of Centaurs against lion, tiger, & leopard. | c. 118-134 | Roman | Roman Imperial | ┬ęKathleen Cohen | rom04029

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