Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Elephant Mosaic from Ostia

In my article on Ostia that was published in the newspapers yesterday (link here) I talk about a mosaic that was a representation of an elephant and I wonder what it stood for. I did a bit of research and found that this was actually a shop for ivory traders from Sabrata in Libya.

This is not a good photograph as there was only so much I could do in 20 seconds ( I was in a rush), under bright sunlight and sharp shadows- not that this should be an excuse but I do hope you are able to get my idea of the elephant.