Hadrian's Villa. Battle of Centaurs against lion, tiger, & leopard.
2nd c Roman Roman Imperial (Hadrianic) Mosaics
(act. 117 - 138)
Roman Imperial (Hadrianic)
Tivoli (Tibur). Italy.
Berlin. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Antikensammlung.
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.