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Man with camel-giraffe

On the fourth register to the right, a man dressed with cloak and Phrygian cap holds the bridle of a zebra and a dromedary, that has a spotted fur like a leopard. The mosaicist probably meant to represent an exotic giraffe.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder


Intact Byzanthine mosaic from 530 AD with hunting and pastoral scenes and the name of its creators, the mosaicists Soel, Kaium, and Elias. Moses Basilica, Mount Nebo

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