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Wall mosaic of Poseidon and Amphitrite
18-MAR-2004

Wall mosaic of Poseidon and Amphitrite

The wall mosiac, known as opus musivum, became popular in the first century A.D. and primarily decorates grottoes and fountains. The brilliant mosaic of Poseidon and Amphitrite is on the wall of the nymphaeum. A formal architectural setting surrounds the figures.

Canon EOS 10D
1/60s f/4.0 at 35.0mm iso100 full exif

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