Low Ham mosaic

Description
This Roman mosaic is the oldest object in Britain to tell a complete story. It was made for the bath complex at Low Ham Roman villa in about AD 350. The mosaic records the tragic love story of Dido and Aeneas in five narrative panels. The story was written by the Roman poet Virgil in the 1st century BC.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 75/1991
Collection Class
Roman
Common Name
Low Ham mosaic
Simple Name
mosaic
Period Classification
Roman (AD 43-410)
Production Date
350
Production Country
England
Production Continent
Europe
Material
mortar, stone
Collection Site Name
Low Ham Roman Villa
Collection Parish
Low Ham
Collection Town
Low Ham
Collection County
Somerset
Collection Country
England
Collection Continent
Europe

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