- Museum number
Watercolour of a mosaic from Cirencester, depicting a hare.
Mosaic comprising three main panels.
Panel A: square with central medallion surrounded by bands of guilloche. Fragmentary medallion contains remains of guilloche knot in centre. Angles between circles and square frame contain slender canthari.
Panel B: rectangle with ornate cantharus at centre with tendrils at the top. In scrolls to either side are birds with long tail feathers, pecking at bunches of grapes sprouting from handles of cantharus. The birds are probably peacocks.
Panel C: circle inside two interlaced squares of guilloche, surrounded by geometric pattern of squares and lozenges. In the central medallion is a naturalistic figure of a crouching hare, facing left.
- Production date
Length: 1075 millimetres (Frame)
Length: 875 millimetres (Image)
Width: 657 millimetres (Frame)
Width: 462 millimetres (Image)
- Curator's comments
- The original mosaic dates from the third to fouth century AD. It is in Corinium Museum.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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