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Poligny (Jura), France: an ancient mosaic floor at the villa of Estavage (Chambrettes), including figures of gryphons and centaurs. Line engraving.

Date
1800-1899
Reference
3086005i
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Description

In the centre is a lion eating the head of a lamb. In the corners are pairs of gryphons, and above them pairs of centaurs. On each of the four sides is an oblong panel containing the winged head of a man. The figures had been interpreted as grotesques, but were reinterpreted by Bruand as astrological motifs in a temple of the sun

Publication/Creation

1800-1899

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; image 11.7 x 11.7 cm

References note

Anna Giuseppe Bruand, Dissertation sur une mosaïque découverte près de la ville de Poligny, département du Jura, Paris: Impr. de L.-G. Michaud, 1816

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