More Mosaics from Ostia

It’s raining mosaics from Ostia- a few more from the merchant square

What trade could this have represented?
A Pair of Sailing Ships
What’s a Sea without a Dolphin?
A Sailing Ship and Something Else I can’t quite place
More Ships
I give up on trying to figure this out

Remember these mosaics helped give the individual shop offices a little bit of character and helped each one of them set themselves apart from the others. The more unique the mosaic, the easier it became a landmark.

Ostia is renowned for its black and white mosaics.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Nirmala says:

    You think the first shop could be a nursery, for plants I mean? Very impressive these mosaics. I like them

    1. Lav says:

      i vote for apothecary…medicinal or seasoning herbs from far off exotic locations….

  2. Lav says:

    the last one is for people supplying material to build aqueducts or may be plumbers. It looks like flowing water.

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