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The Hinton St Mary Mosaic

Mosaic; a continuous floor in two large panels, joined by an eleven inch opening; the smaller of the two rooms has three rectangular panels, the centre one depicting Bellerophon mounted on Pegasus spearing the Chimæra, the side panels show hunting scenes; the larger floor has a central roundel surrounded by four lunettes and four quarter-circles, in the centre is a human bust with a chi-rho monogram behind the head, the outer corners depict four male busts, winds or Evangelists, three of the lunettes depict hunting scenes, one shows a tree.

Mosaic; a continuous floor in two large panels, joined by an eleven inch opening; the smaller of the two rooms has three rectangular panels, the centre one depicting Bellerophon mounted on Pegasus spearing the Chimæra, the side panels show hunting scenes; the larger floor has a central roundel surrounded by four lunettes and four quarter-circles, in the centre is a human bust with a chi-rho monogram behind the head, the outer corners depict four male busts, winds or Evangelists, three of the lunettes depict hunting scenes, one shows a tree.

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