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View of the outstanding female head located at the north end of the triclinium.

Note the small naked image, with a bow, to the left of the head.  This may be “cupid” and the female head may be that of the goddess Aphrodite—the goddess of love.

Note the wonderful use of the tessarae to produce shadows etc.  All totaled, twenty–there different colored tessarae are used in this mosaic.  This image is sometimes referred to as the “Mona Lisa of Galilee!”

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