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Mosaic depicting the poet Virgil (third century A.D.)
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Detail of a mosaic depicting Virgil between the Muses Clio and Melpomene.  The poet is holding in his left hand a papyrus scroll on which are written the eighth verse and part of the ninth of Book One of the Aeneid, in which Virgil invokes the Muse.

Provenance: (original piece) Hadrumetum (Sousse), Tunisia
Collection: (original piece) Musée National du Bardo, Tunis, Tunisia

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