- Museum number
Watercolour of a mosaic from Caerwent, depicting a cantharus and dolphin.
Pattern, in guilloche, of square containing circular central panel and four semi-circles, with four triangles in the corners. Band of guilloche running concentric with semi-circles and parallel to triangles and interlaced with that of central circle. Central panel contains fragmentary cantharus. In the two surviving semi-circles are dolphins. The triangles contain chequer-pattern of triangles. Around the pavement is a border with bands of white, grey, white and red.
- Production date
Length: 572 millimetres (Frame)
Length: 327 millimetres (Image)
Width: 542 millimetres (Frame)
Width: 277 millimetres (Image)
- Curator's comments
- The original mosaic probably dates from the fourth century AD. It remains in situ, but buried, in Caerwent.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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