This mosaic with Street Musicians is over 2000 years old!

This mosaic with Street Musicians is over 2000 years old!

3/6/2021, 9:18:46 PM
This mosaic with Street Musicians is over 2000 years old! It was recovered from the Villa of Cicero in Pompeii and is incredibly well preserved. The four musicians are all wearing masks, suggesting that it may represent a comedy that was performed during the 1st century BC from when this mosaic originates. We can recognize small cymbals, a tambourine,and a double flute, all instruments that are connected with the cult of Cybele, the mistress of wild nature, a healer, the goddess of fertility and a protectress in times of war The mosaic is signed by Dioskurides of Samos and is most likely a copy of a Greek painting from the 3rd century BC. The total size of the mosaic is 41 by 43 cm, and the stones are smaller than 2.5mm and the details are created using even smaller stones. And the mortar between stones is even painted to improve the level of precision and detail. #Art #Mosaic #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #Pompeii #Pompei #GreekArt #GreekArtist #Musicians #StreetMusicians #Music #Cymbals #Tambourine #Flute #DoubleFlute #Cybele #Comedy #Play #AncientArt #Ancient #Dioskurides #Samos

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