Preparing a love potion, Roman mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall. This mosaic shows an aged sorceress (right) preparing a love potion for two younger women (wearing masks). The masks suggest that the scene is from a play by Aristophanes. This mosiac, dating from 150-125 BC, bears the name of Dioskourides of Samos, and was found in the Villa of Cicero, Pompeii. It is displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy.
May 7th, 2013
Viewed 818 Times - Last Visitor from Beverly Hills, CA on 06/25/2019 at 3:18 PM