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Opheus Mosaic Detail

Detail of Roman mosaic pavement featuring Orpheus, 3rd-4th century AD. Opheus is shown in the countryside near a tree and rocks, wearing a Phrygian cap and playing a lyre. Around him are wild animals tamed by his music: bull, lion, boar, deer, panther, fox, gazelle and birds. Found in 1934 in Trinquetaille near the current Avenue de Camargue. Inv. FAN 92 00 406. Musee de l'Arles Antique, Arles, France.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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