Overall: 142.9 x 135.4 cm (56 1/4 x 53 5/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1987.65
Over ten thousand little tesserae or tiny tiles are in this mosaic.
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.
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