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Pompeii Skeleton Mosaic

SKU 00024
£17.00
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One of the most unusual mosaics found in Pompeii was a monochrome mosaic of a skeleton holding two wine jugs (1–50 AD). This seems to have been a variation on the memento mori, reminding the viewer to remember they are mortal and will die so they must enjoy the moment and its earthly pleasures, otherwise known as carpe diem.

  • Mosaic size 20cm x 20cm
  • Easy to cut unglazed ceramic tesserae (tiles), 10mm x 10mm x 4mm
  • The only thing you will need is some cutters for the tesserae. You can buy the mini nippers in the shop.
  • Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience.

(Original photo copyright Carole Raddato)

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