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Lion Hunt mosaic, Pella Archaeological Museum, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Pella Archaeological Museum. Lion Hunt pebble floor mosaic, 325-300 BC.
The Lion Hunt, measuring 4.90 x 3.20 metres, formed part of a mosaic floor of the north andron (symposium or banqueting hall for men) in the "House of Dionysos" (see gallery page 2) in the centre of ancient Pella.

It is thought that the lower bodies of both hunters were designed after from same cartoon.

According to the Roman writer Pliny the Elder, "pavements are an invention of the Greeks, who also practised the art of painting them, till they were superseded by mosaics."

Pliny the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus, 23–79 AD), Naturalis Historia (Natural History), published around 77-79 AD). Book 36, chapter 60.

The Natural History, Book XXXVI, chapter 60, section 25. English translation, John Bostock, H.T. Riley. Taylor and Francis, London. 1855. At Perseus Digital Library.

Detail of the Lion Hunt mosaic, Pella, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet
 
A hunter of the Lion Hunt mosaic, Pella, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet
 
The lion of the Lion Hunt mosaic, Pella, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet
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Mosaics in Pella:

pebble mosaic floor

Stag Hunt mosaic

Abduction of Helen mosaic

Dionysos riding a panther

Lion Hunt mosaic
More photos and information
about mosaics
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A mosaic of Dionysos and "Sleeping Ariadne" from Ephesus,
now in the Izmir Archaeological Museum, Turkey:
Selcuk photo gallery 2

The "Alexander Mosaic" from Pompeii, depicting
Alexander the Great in battle with King Darius III:
Alexander the Great
in our People section

A Hellenistic mosaic, signed by Hephaistion, from Pergamon,
now in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany:
Pergamon photo gallery 2

A 2nd century AD mosaic featuring the head of Medusa,
from Piraeus, now in the Archaeological Museum, Athens:
Pergamon photo gallery 2

Mosaics at Dion Archaeological Site, Macedonia, Greece:
Dion: garden of the Gods
at the Cheshire Cat Blog

"Choklakia" mosaics in Kastellorizo, Greece:
Kastellorizo photo gallery

Mosaics of Saint John the Theologian, on Patmos, Greece:
Patmos photo gallery

Modern mosaic commemorating Saint Paul
the Apostle's visit to Veria, Macedonia, Greece:
Veria photo gallery

See also a mosaic mural made by the author of this guide:
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