A Roman Nilotic Mosaic Fragment, circa 2nd Century A.D.
of arched form, depicting in multicoloured tesserae on a white background a pygmy or dwarf holding a pelta before him and wielding a spear at a balking crane, the figures alternating with three large flowers.
56 by 89 cm.
French private collection, acquired in the 1980s
acquired by the present owner on the art market in Marseille in June 2017