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Alexander Mosaic

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The Alexander Mosaic is a Roman floor mosaic from the House of the Faun in Pompeii. It was made in 100 BC. It shows a battle between the armies of Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia. It measures 2.72 x 5.13m (8 ft 11in x 16 ft 9in).[1] The original is at the Naples National Archaeological Museum. The mosaic is based on a 3rd-century BC Hellenistic painting,[2] by Philoxenos of Eretria.[3]

Quick facts: The Alexander Mosaic, Artist, Year, Type, Dim...
The Alexander Mosaic
ArtistMosaicist unknown
Yearc. 100 BC
Dimensions272 cm × 513 cm (8 ft 11 in × 16 ft 9 in)
LocationNational Archaeological Museum, Naples

The mosaic shows the Battle of Issus, between Alexander and Darius. Alexander won the Battle of Issus. Alexander won again two years later at the Battle of Gaugamela.