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Mosaic from Can Pau Birol

<p>Mosaic from Can Pau Birol, Bell-lloc del Pla, Girona, 300 AD.</p>
<p><em>Opus tessellatum.</em> 3.40 x 6.10 m&nbsp;</p>

Mosaic from Can Pau Birol, Bell-lloc del Pla, Girona, 300 AD.

Opus tessellatum. 3.40 x 6.10 m 

The mosaic shows a chariot race in the Circus Maximus in Rome. Next to the chariots are listed the names of the horses and charioteers for each race. The chariot driven by Filoromus, in white with the horse Pantaracus, is the winner of the competition, followed by the red chariot with Torax and horse Polistefanus; further behind is the blue chariot with Calimorfus at the reins of Patynicus, and in green there is the charioteer Limenius with his horse Euplium.

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