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Neptune from the Hunting Dogs Mosaic, 2nd century

The Hunting Dogs Mosaic was discovered in Dyer Street, Cirencester, in 1849. It comes from the same Roman town house as the Seasons Mosaic, also on display at the Corinium Museum. Like the Seasons Mosaic, it has been dated to the second century on stylistic grounds.

The central roundel of this mosaic shows three hunting dogs chasing their quarry, which is now missing. The mosaic also features mythological sea creatures, a Medusa mask and the head of a sea god, possibly Neptune, which is shown here.

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