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Watercolour of a mosaic from Gloucester, depicting Bacchus and a Leopard.
Scheme based on a rectangular grid of interlaced squares at 45° to the square frame. A single pair of interlaced squares occupies the centre of the pavement and quarter interlaced squares occupy the four angles. The central squares contain a medallion outlined in dark grey, occupied by the right front paw and chest of a leopard and red drapery reconstructed as the dress of Bacchus, of whom only the left shoulder and right arm remain. In rectangular panels above and below the medallion are the remains of gadrooned bowls with sprouting leaved terminating in delicate red and white heart-shaped petals.
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Length: 517 millimetres (Image)
Length: 619 millimetres (Paper)
Width: 440 millimetres (Image)
Width: 591 millimetres (Paper)
- Curator's comments
- The original mosaic was excavated in 1966, and dates from the Fourth Century AD. It was found at the New Market Hall, Gloucester, and subsequently destroyed.
- Not on display
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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