In this lesson, students will compare similarities and differences that exist within species, such as individual examples of the same kind of plants.
Italy, Roman, Eastern Roman Empire, 4th century
tesserae, Overall: 142.9 x 135.4 cm (56 1/4 x 53 1/4 in.). John L. Severance Fund 1987.65
Mosaics were commonly used to decorate houses and villas of the Roman elite. In this mosaic the artist used different colored tesserae, small cut stones, to portray the distinctive striped markings of the tigress and her cubs.
CMA 1988: "Year in Review 1987," CMA Bulletin 75 (February, 1988), p. 65, no. 8.
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