Mosaic of the Doves

Mosaico delle Colombe
Tipologia : 
Mosaic / Intarsia
From an original of 2nd century BC, attribuited to Sosos
Materia e tecnica: 
cm 85 x 98
From Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa (1737)
inv. MC0402

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Palazzo Nuovo - Sala delle Colombe

This room owes its name to one of the two mosaics herein exhibited, found in Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli.
The glass-fronted cabinets contain other particularly interesting exhibits; in addition to bas-relief fragments of a Tabula Iliaca with a miniaturist representation of scenes from the Iliad, we can see a series of bronze tables with engraved laws and honorary inscriptions.

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