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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

Details

  • 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

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