Doves on a drinking vessel, Roman mosaic

Doves on a drinking vessel, Roman mosaic

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Doves on a drinking vessel, Roman mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall. The mosaic shows six doves around a drinking vessel or fountain. This mosaic, dating from the 1st century AD, is from Pompeii, and is displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy.

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