Home.... Back.... Next

015 Italy - Rome - Ostia Antica

Terme dei Sette Sapienti (Flavian period c. 69 AD -96 AD)
Baths of the Seven Sages

In the round hall is a black-and-white mosaic with a diameter of 12 metres (39 feet). Depicted are vegetative elements and hunting scenes with fifteen hunters. The mosaic has been dated to c. 130 AD, c. 150 AD, and to the Severan period. At some point in time the hall became a frigidarium, with a basin to the north. In the rooms to the east are remains of paintings with vegetative motifs, and remains of a polychrome wall-mosaic.