Roman Tiger Mosaic Table

c. AD 300-500
$18,800 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 45.0" D: 50.0" H: 3.0"
Materials
Marble
Mixed Materials
Steel
Collection #
CALP002
Estimated Shipping
$945

A rich composition of pink, cream, umber, and grey tesserae, this fragment of a late Roman mosaic looks as exquisite today as it did when it was laid in the 5th century. Masterfully designed to resemble painted brushstrokes, the mosaic depicts a prowling tiger, a powerful creature that would have been displayed at public arenas as an exotic attraction. Likely decorating the floor of a private villa, such mosaics were status symbols and would have been commissioned to tell a specific story or reflect the owner's interests. A beautiful example of Roman artistry, the mosaic has been elevated on a custom base to create a statement coffee or center table.

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Portrait lovell 74f2b4ff4207d864b37ee21d66fd53aabe5e2344e7542cd3a90088bfec3a5aa2
Suzanne Lovell | Suzanne Lovell, Inc.

“I am particularly fond of PAGODA RED as we have known the family for so long. Betsy is a professional in every way and her intelligent taste comes from a long line of family knowledge in the arts. She and her team are the very best to work with and we find treasures with every visit!”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces