Detail of Roman mosaic, Herculaneum, Italy, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Back to Roman (AD 43 - AD 450) Title: Roman mosaic fragment Description: Roman mosaic fragment. Mosaic fragment composed of red, white, grey and black tesserae. Detail with floral design in the centre which is surrounded by a cabled band. The whole design is enclosed in a border of red tesserae.
Unknown empress, Roman statue (marble, porphyry), 2nd century AD, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).