The Cave Canem Mosaic is one of our wide collection of Animal Mosaics. This reproduction was found in Pompeii and illustrates a black dog surrounded by the latin quote: "Cave canem!" in English "Beware the dog!". These words, much like similar signs today, warned visitors to enter at their own risk and served as protection over the more private quarters of the home.
Our Cave Canem Mosaic is a masterpiece entirely handmade reproduction created using the techniques of ancient romans called "Opus tessellatum", cubic stones tiles mosaic. During its manufacture 8 mm stone and natural marble tiles are used, all together being fixed on mortar with a metallic structure.
This mosaic can be installed on both wall and floor.