Gladiatorial fight. Detail
Mosaic from the Villa Borghese.
Ca. 300 CE.
Rome, Museum and Gallery of Villa Borghese

Gladiatorial fight. Detail.

Mosaic from the Villa Borghese.
Ca. 300 CE.

Rome, Museum and Gallery of Villa Borghese
(Roma, Museo e Galleria di Villa Borghese).

Private collection, Borghese.
Description:
The names near the figures indicate that real events are depicted here: Greek letter Ө (theta) stands for “fallen”. That is, Cupido and Aurius are dead.
Credits:
© 1998 Photo, text: V. Tarnovskij. Gladiatory. Izd-vo «Slovo», 1998, s. 36.
Copyright © 1987 Tessloff Verlag, Nürnberg.
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