WALL MOSAIC OF POSEIDON AND AMPHITRITE

House of Poseidon and Amphitrite Herculaneum c. 70 The wall mosiac, known as opus musivum, became popular in the first century A.D. and primarily decorates grottoes and fountains. The brilliant mosaic of Poseidon and Amphitrite is on the wall of the nymphaeum. A formal architectural setting surrounds the figures.

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