A Roman mosaic floor panel featuring a hunting scene with three figures
and a boar. The floors of Roman buildings were often richly decorated with
mosaics, mostly capturing scenes of history and everyday life. Some mosaics
were bought as a standard design, while the wealthy villa owners could afford
more personalised designs. Hunting scenes were a popular subject. Some
restoration, using original tessorae.
c. 4th Century AD
Provenance: Found in Jordan; ex Ancient Art,
London (UK Antiquity Dealers’ Association).
Exhibited at Fortnum and Mason, London.