Arena mosaic of a elephant being made to fight a bull
Copied from an original which is currently in the Vatican Museum in Rome. This mosaic is has been made using 5mm x 5mm x 5mm tesserae. A faithfull copy of the original if you look at the black areas on the bull you can see how the tesserae are set to follow the musculatire and the details on the animal. A quite styalised image this mosaic was part of a whole series depicting scenes from the circus and high living.
Tesserae size: 5mm cubes
Size: length 84 cms x height 43cms
Baseboard used: Cellite panel
This mosaic is unmounted though a contoured frame can be installed on request.