Alexander Mosaic from the House of the Faun, Pompeii

Sources tell us that painting was the Greeks’ finest art form: is this a hint at what we’re missing?


Alexander Mosaic, c. 100 B.C.E., Roman copy of a lost Greek painting, House of the Faun, Pompeii, c. 315 B.C.E., Hellenistic Period (Archaeological Museum, Naples)

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Ancient and Byzantine Mosaic Materials, Art, Institute of Chicago

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Alexander Mosaic from the House of the Faun, Pompeii," in Smarthistory, December 9, 2015, accessed April 14, 2021,