Roman Mosaics

The history of the mosaic goes back thousands of years ago. The earliest mosaics found at Gordium in Phrygia in Asia Minor have been dated to the 8th century BC. By the 4th century BC, the Macedonians raised the pebble technique to an art form and created complex beautiful large mosaics with precise geometric patterns and detailed scenes of people and animals. Mosaic as a form of art spread thought the Macedonian Empire with the conquests of Alexander the Great. Stunning mosaics have been discovered in Alexandria in Egypt, Antioch in Syria, Pergamon in Mysia, and even in Bactria (modern Afghanistan). Mosaics later spread to Italy when the Romans conquered Pella, Alexandria, Antioch, and Pergamon. The Romans decorated floors and walls of houses, temples and baths. Many stunning Roman mosaics have been discovered at Pompeii, perfectly preserved thanks to the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in the 1st century AD. In the Byzantine Period, the mosaic reached new levels and we find not just floors and walls but also vaults and facades of temples and palaces decorated. How would like to see these ancient masterpieces decorating the floors and walls of your residence just as they once decorated the houses, palaces, and temples of the ancient Romans? Ancient Sculpture Gallery is giving you that unique opportunity to own any one of them in their exact dimensions, or dimensions of your choice. Here you will encounter the most famous Pompeii mosaics such as the Alexander Mosaic and the Sea Life mosaic. All our mosaics are handmade in the same techniques utilized by the ancient mosaicists more the 2000 years ago, with stunning detail and full attention to scale and proportion.

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