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House of Menander (House 1), House of the Red Pavement (House 2), House 3, House 4, House 5


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H .783 W 2.235 Fish mosaic pavement of Room 4a. Wavecrest border, red and white. Inner border, dark grey. Fish modelled in both limestone and glass tesserae. Dolphin: dark grey shading through light grey to a pale pink and white belly; two shades of dark blue glass along edge of dark area on back; tail fins, greyish red shaded in grey-violet; mouth and fin below in pinks; upper jaw outlined in red limestone and red glass, the filling partially in orange glass. Fish in front of dolphin modelled in the same greys touched with dark blue glass, but the belly is pale tan and white; mouth and gill outlined in pink and red; behind gill is an area with traces of dark green, light green, and light blue glass; brown, lemon yellow, orange, and white surround eye. Silver fish in dark grey shading to light grey with greyish pink outline of belly, red gill, and dark and light green and light blue glass behind gill. Bass, upper left: back and dorsal fins outlined in dark grey; body in reds and pinks; gills, orange and red glass; behind gill, streak of light green glass; eye, black glass surrounded by light green, yellow, and white glass. Crustacean, upper left: yellow limestone and lemon yellow glass with spirals of shell in brown and grey-brown limestone; shadow at top, red and black. Clam in greys. Red mullet below dolphin's tail and at upper right, in red and pinks with greyish pink and violet-grey shadows; behind gills, streak of bright blue, or bright blue and grey-blue glass; touches of lemon yellow, yellow, and white glass around eyes. Fish behind dolphin: in greys with grey-brown belly fins and belly in yellow-green, turquoise, and dark green glass (partially disintegrated). Fish cut off by lower edge of panel, in greys with touches of violet or red and a few traces of dark blue, grey-blue, turquoise, and light green glass.

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Kansas City, Nelson Gallery

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