Retiarius vs secutor from Borghese mosaic - The Gladiator Mosaic is a famous mosaic of gladiators, dated to the first half of the century. It was discovered in 1834 on the Borghese estate at Torrenova, on the Via Casilina outside Rome.
Trompe l'oeil debris was a popular Roman and Hellenistic mosaic theme for dining rooms floors. This banquet scene shows the asaraton floor design. Mosaic from the century on display at Chateau de Boudry.