Mosaic with labyrinth and city wall (detail)

Mosaic / Intarsia
100-80 BC
Material and technique: 
Limestone, basalt and terracotta tesserae
Rome, Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano - excavation of a Republican domus (1958)
IAC 7892

Mosaic depicting a four-part labyrinth surrounded by a crenellated city wall with towers and gate.

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Letto funerario in osso con scene dell’infanzia di Dioniso

The precious objects that were brought to Rome from Greece and the Hellenistic world as spoils of war from the IInd century BC onwards influenced the fashions of the richest classes, introducing luxury objects produced to these models, to the private sphere.