Faces. Mosaic 9. Delos, Greece.

Delos, Cyclades, Greece.


  1. Dear Mrs. Miles,
    The mosaic ‘Faces. Mosaic 9. Delos, Greece.’ is great.
    Do you know when it was made and where it can be found?
    It seems part of a much larger work. Do you have a picture of the whole?
    I am specially interested in the development of the use of color in mosaics.
    A am a visual artist and my internet-site is under construction.
    But you can find me on internet all the same if you want. Just type: struycken peter will do.
    Kind regards,

    1. Hello, Peter. Thank you for getting in touch. Yes, the mosaic is a detail from a 2nd century house known as the House of Dionysos on the island of Delos in Greece. The complete mosaic shows the god Dionysos riding a panther as it is popularly labelled although it’s stripes suggest a tiger to me! I dont seem to be able to add an attachment to this message but the full mosaic can be seen by following this link: http://ancient-greece.org/archaeology/delos.html. I would be very interested to know how you discover about the use of colour in mosaics. There is a lot to be said on the subject including the use of glass which must have made the original mosaics very bright.

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