Loading

Euterpe

Unknown2nd century AD

Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona (MNAT)

Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona (MNAT)

Mosaic depicting Euterpe, the Muse of music, found in the Roman villa of Els Munts (Altafulla).
It shows a female bust with an "aulos" (double flute) and a crest, the attributes of Euterpe, one of the nine Muses. Executed in "opus vermiculatum", the mosaic is inserted into a ceramic piece that acts simultaneously as a support and a frame. Its manufacture is technically perfect and its artistic quality magnificent; it is perhaps attributable stylistically to a central Italian workshop.

Inventory number: MNAT 45252-1

Show lessRead more
  • Title: Euterpe
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 2nd century AD
  • Location: Roman villa of Els Munts (Altafulla)
  • Physical Dimensions: 26 x 26.5 x 4.5 cm
  • Type: Mosaic
  • Medium: "Opus vermiculatum" on tite

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile