Mosaics of Roman Britain: Venus. Bignor Roman Villa, Sussex. This mosaic, recognised as one of the finest in Britain, is usually identified as Venus, although it may have been the head of a mere mortal, perhaps based on the lady of the house. The image is flanked by long-tailed birds and winged cupids dressed as gladiators.
Battle of gladiators against the wildcats, detail depicting a gladiator running through a wildcat, 320 AD (mosaic), Roman, (4th century AD) / Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy / Alinari / The Bridgeman Art Library
'Magic' Vase, from the House of Sestilius Pyrricus, Pompeii, 1st century AD (pottery), . / Private Collection / Accademia Italiana, London / The Bridgeman Art Library (Roman bunch of grapes lizard symbol turtle)