Roman mosaic of Calliope of Zeugma. 80x60 cm

Roman mosaic of Calliope of Zeugma. 80x60 cm

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A pictorial work made with small pieces of stone, ceramic, glass or other similar materials of various shapes and colors, called tesserae, attached with plaster, or other binder to form a geometrical or figurative decorative compositions.

Mosaic made entirely by hand, following the techniques of thousands of years ago.

The used technique is called "Opus Teselarium", mosaic of tesserae of cubic stones.

In its manufacture were use tesserae of 8mm of natural stone and marble of different colors. It is mounted on a mortar with metal frame ready to hang up on the wall or to be use as a floor covering.

It's ready to hang up.

Dimensions: Width: 80 cm; Height: 60 cm

Reproduction of a Roman mosaic of the Calliope of Zeugma.

The original mosaic, which represents the nine muses, is dated in the 2nd century BC and was found in the Turkish city of Zeugma.

In the center of the mosaic is represented Calliope surrounded by her sisters. Calliope was the eldest of the nine Muses, and was related to epic poetry, eloquence and arts. It is represented with the characteristics of a girl of majestic air, with a gilded crown to indicate her supremacy over the other muses. 

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